The end of “custody” and “access”

Proposed changes to the federal Divorce Act will do away with these often-contentious terms, following the lead of legislation in several provinces: Bill C-78 passed first reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday. It would eliminate terms such as “custody” and “access” and replace them with others such as “parenting orders” and “parenting time.” The bill … Continue reading The end of “custody” and “access”

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Putting the “dead” in “deadbeat”

An Indiana man who left his family, moved across the country and started a new life with a dead man's stolen identity has been ordered to pay almost $2 million in unpaid child support: Linda Iseler said her ex-husband, Richard Hoagland, called her at work on Feb. 10, 1993, to say he was leaving her. … Continue reading Putting the “dead” in “deadbeat”