Decision-making responsibility/parenting time/contact/support
If you qualify, and you do not have a final court order, we can help you and your ex decide:
- decision-making responsibility (formerly custody): who can make major decisions (for example, school, health care, religion, etc.) about how to care for and raise your child
- residence: where your child will live
- parenting time/contact (formerly access): how your child spends time with the person they do not live with and how you and your ex share holidays/special days
- support: how much money the parent who does not live with the children pays to the other parent
Changing your final court orders for decision-making responsibility/residence/parenting time/contact/support
You can get help from a Family Law Information Centre at the courthouse if you have a final court order and you want to ask the court to change it. You must qualify for this service.
If there is a legal aid lawyer (called advice lawyers) available, you can get 20 minutes of free general advice. The advice lawyer may also give you a referral to a family law service centre. See if you qualify for advice lawyer services.
If you do not qualify for legal aid services and you do not have a lawyer, visit our Making a motion to change without a lawyer page for more information.