Child Access

Access refers to when a child lives mainly with one parent, the child and the other parent usually have the right to spend time together. This is called access. A parent with access also has the right to ask for, and get, information about their child’s health, education, and well-being from the other parent or places, such as schools and hospitals. But for some health information requests, such as hospital records, the parent with sole custody may need to agree in writing first.

  • In most circumstances, the non-custodial parent is entitled access to the child. If the other parent has sole custody however, the access parent is not entitled to participate in custodial decision making in regard to major matters.
  • Supervised Access Imposed by a judge if there are allegations of abuse, addiction, mental health issues, a risk that one parent will flee with the child or cause harm to the child or if the parent has not seen the child for an extended period of time.