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  1. Can custody of a child be granted to a third party?

    Can custody of a child be granted to a third party?

    Monica and Robert have been taking care of their granddaughter since she was born.  She is now 4 years old. Monica and Robert are the maternal grandparents of the minor child. The minor child has an undeclared father on the birth certificate. The [ … ]

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  2. Surrogacy: is it legal or illegal in Quebec?

    Surrogacy: is it legal or illegal in Quebec?

    In recent months, the notion of surrogacy and its viability has become much more commonplace, due to its exposure via Hollywood stars.   However, here in Quebec, our Civil Code specifically invalidates surrogacy contracts. Section 541 of Civil Code [ … ]

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    FAMILY MEDIATORS: WHAT IS THEIR ROLE EXACTLY?

    Family mediation is a way for couples (married or not) to settle issues arising from a breakup without having to go to court to have the tribunal decide on the outcome of their case for them. An impartial mediator tries to help the parties reach an [ … ]

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    HOW A PARENT MIGHT LOSE PARENTAL AUTHORITY

    Susan from Laval asked us the following: My son’s father has not seen him in the last five years and my son is now 7 years old. My ex has, of his own accord, decided not to be involved in our son’s life. Seeing his non-implication in our son’s life, [ … ]

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