May 3, 2017

Weak OCL reports damage the chances of settlement

Weak OCL reports damage the chances of settlement

Written by: Jennifer Shuber

Weak reports by the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) may reduce the chances of out-of-court settlements in heated custody battles, says Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Samara Shuber.

In a recent Superior Court family law matter, the judge said the OCL should have “pulled the plug” on one of its investigators after she “glossed over” the mother’s allegations of domestic violence and substance abuse by her former partner, and recommended the pair have joint custody of their daughter, with equal time-sharing.

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