How Is Child Custody Determined After Divorce Or Separation? Posted onJune 22, 2016August 28, 2020/ Devry Smith Frank LLP Watch this episode with Joe Terceira and Toronto family lawyer Rachel Healey of Devry Smith Frank LLP where they will discuss how is child custody determined in Ontario. When going through a divorce or separation the first of many thoughts that run through people’s minds is how is child custody determined and how will it affect my situation. Every divorce or separation comes with different situations and set of challenges but if both parties act in a civil matter usually this can help speed things up. But parents ought to remember that courts will always look out for what’s in the best interest of the child when deciding how the child custody will be determined. Judges want to ensure there is no disruption in the child’s ability to grow, and try to ensure the smoothest transition in a situation that can be extremely difficult for children. Waiting for a ruling from a judge on how the child custody is determined can be very stressful and bring extremely anxious moments to all parties involved. Good family lawyers will often say that it’s imperative parents try to remove their emotions towards each other and really think of what is in the best interest of the child. We have three locations to serve you: Toronto, Barrie & Whitby For more details or information on family law matters, kindly contact one of our family lawyers directly. To view other Ontario law videos and other practice areas, please visit our media page.