Children’s Rights & Divorce

Claire’s parents seem to be fighting a lot lately, and aren’t sleeping in the same room anymore. She thinks that her parents might be getting a divorce. Claire being 16 understands that this is for the better and in the long run will improve her family dynamics, but her younger sister Eli seems to be having…

Can a missed curfew impact custody rights?

Image from: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_p9mgdMpCFTg/SeSkBTUFBsI/AAAAAAAAAD4/4GGjNcf8Jto/s400/Curfew.jpg If I miss my curfew, what happens? Scenario: Mike is a 14 year-old child living with his mom and dad in Toronto, Ontario. His parents had always given a rough timeline on when he should come home during the weekdays. However, after Mike entered high school, he had more extracurricular activities after school.…

What is the Office of the Children’s Lawyer?

The Office of the Children’s Lawyer In this post, we look at the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL), which is a law office in the Ministry of the Attorney General that provides legal services to children and youth who are under the age of 18 in Ontario. While they both represent children and youth…

Teen Pregnancy – Part Two (non-medical decisions)

Kiran and her boyfriend Rick are fifteen years old and in grade ten.  They have been dating for several months and spend most of their time together.  They care about each other and trust each other very much.  A few months into their relationship, Kiran and Rick felt ready to begin having a sexually intimate…