As per the Divorce Act in Canada and the Family Law Act of Alberta, both statutes deal with the concept of child custody or parenting as it is sometimes referred to.
Custody relates to the ultimate decision-making obligations of the parent with respect to their children. The words 'parenting time' and 'access' apply to the actual time spent with your child. While one parent might be the primary caregiver of the child, both parents may share the right of decision making. Both parents may be entitled to share in the decision making of the best interests of their children. Child custody can be classified into joint, shared, split or sole custody.
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