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Parenting coordination is an alternative dispute resolution process that tries to help parents who have a court order or parenting plan resolve their issues without going to court. Partners meet with a neutral person, called a parenting coordinator, who helps them resolve their day-to-day conflicts about their parenting plan or order.

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A parenting order is a type of court order that deals with:

  • Decision-making responsibility or who has the right to make important decisions about how to care for and raise a child. This used to be called custody.
  • Parenting time or who has the right to spend time with a child. This used to be called access. Now, all parents usually have parenting time.
  • Anything else that the court thinks is suitable. For example, the court may order that parents use an online program or journal to communicate about their child.

The court makes the parenting order based on what's in the best interests of the child.

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A parenting plan is a written agreement between parents who have separated or divorced that says how they will care for their children. For example, a parenting plan can say which parent is responsible for making decisions about their child's dental care, how they will handle emergencies, and how much time the child will spend with each parent. The plan can be a separate document or can be included as part of a separation agreement or court order.

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Parenting time is the time that a child spends in the care of a parent. All parents usually have parenting time. And a person who stands in the place of a parent, such as a step-parent, may also get it. Parenting time used to be called access.

Parenting time can be on a strict schedule, such as every other weekend, or on a flexible schedule. In some cases, it might be supervised, which means someone else like a Children's Aid Society worker or relative, watches the visit.

A person who has parenting time usually also has the right to information about the child’s well-being, such as information about their health and education.

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If you're on parole, this means that you were:

  • serving a sentence for a crime, and
  • released from custody to serve the rest of your sentence in the community.

When you're on parole, you have to follow certain conditions that were set when you were released. This includes reporting to a parole officer. If you don't follow the conditions, you can be sent back into custody to serve the rest of your sentence.

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Parole is a conditional release from jail. Parole allows you to serve part of your sentence in the community under the supervision of a parole officer and with conditions. If you don't follow the conditions of your parole, the Parole Board of Canada can take away your parole and send you back to jail.

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Parties are the people or organizations directly involved in a court case, contract, agreement, or other legal matter. For example, a party can be one person or a group of two or more people, a corporation, or an agency like the Family Responsibility Office or Children’s Aid Society.

In most family law cases, both partners are parties but the children are not parties.

In most child protection cases, the Children’s Aid Society and the parents are parties, but the children are not parties.

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This is a court facilitated counselling program for domestic related offenders. If you have been charged with an offence against your spouse, common-law partner, boyfriend, or girlfriend, you may be eligible to enter into the PAR program. The program helps offenders to understand and avoid behaviour that leads to violence and encourages healthy relationships.

Sometimes the Crown will offer to resolve your charges by way of a peace bond upon successful completion of this program.

Sometimes you will be ordered to complete this program as part of a sentence on domestic related charges.

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A party or parties are the people or organizations directly involved in a court case, contract, agreement, or other legal matter. For example, a party can be one person or a group of two or more people, a corporation, or an agency like the Family Responsibility Office or Children’s Aid Society.

In most family law cases, both partners are parties but the children are not parties.

In most child protection cases, the Children’s Aid Society and the parents are parties, but the children are not parties.

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