Can I send my child to another province or country before parenting is decided?
As of March 1, 2021, the term has changed to . And in most situations, the term has changed to . Now, all parents usually have parenting time.
Also, a person who isn't a parent or step-parent may get a to spend time with a child. For example a grandparent can get this order.
Until there is an agreement or about decision-making responsibility and parenting time, you and your partner cannot make any major decisions about your child without the other's approval. This includes where your child lives. Decision-making responsibility and parenting time used to be called custody and access.
If you send your child to live in another province or country with extended family while you decide on decision-making responsibility and parenting time without your partner's agreement or a court order, your partner may call the police.
If your partner agrees to your child living in another province or country while you decide on decision-making responsibility and parenting time, you can put what you've agreed on in an agreement.
If you think your child should live in another province or country while you decide on decision-making responsibility and parenting time and your partner disagrees, you have to go to court and ask a judge for permission.
The judge uses a legal test called the to decide where your child lives. You need to convince the judge why it's in your child's best interests to be sent somewhere else to live while you and your partner work out your issues.