A court may refuse you access to your children if there is a fear that you will harm them or harm the parent with custody, or if there is a fear that you will not return the children to the parent with custody.
In many communities across Ontario, there are government funded Supervised Access Centres staffed by trained professionals and volunteers.When you separate, you have to arrange for the care of your children. Most important, they need to feel loved and supported even though their parents are not living together. A parenting plan can include when each parent spends time with the children and who makes major decisions about them. The person will speak to each of you, to the children and sometimes to others.A parenting plan can be an informal arrangement between the two of you, or it can be part of your separation agreement or court order. He or she will write a report for the court, recommending where the children should live and when they should see the parent who does not have custody.If they have been living with only one parent for a while and things are going well, the judge may not want to change that.
If your separation agreement or a court order gives you custody of your children, the children will live with you.If you have children, the person who has custody of the children will most often be the one who stays in the family home with the children.