In today’s global economy, it is fairly common for people and families to move across provincial and international borders. This can become a complicating factor in the context of family law, particularly where children are involved. When cases extend beyond borders, before the usual child-related issues regarding child custody, access, and support can be addressed, it must first be decided what court will ultimately determine these issues. When faced with all of the regular challenges that arise in a family law dispute, dealing with the additional logistical and practical challenges that mobility issues present can be overwhelming.


One of the first questions that arises in mobility and interjurisdictional custody cases is where to initiate court proceedings. It is very important to ensure that proceedings are initiated in the correct jurisdiction to avoid unnecessary additional costs and delay of having to “start over” in the proper jurisdiction once it is determined. In cases where a family or part of the family has lived in numerous jurisdictions, determining the appropriate jurisdiction can be complicated, and it is beneficial to have the assistance and guidance of an experienced family law lawyer in this regard.
In cases where one parent moves with the children without the consent of the other parent, it is very important to seek the help of an experienced Toronto family law lawyer as soon as possible in order to ensure that the situation is dealt with properly.


If you are facing an interjurisdictional custody dispute, you need to retain professional and experienced representation from an excellent family law lawyer. Kain and Ball Family Law Lawyers have experience in all areas of family law, including interjurisdictional custody and access disputes, various mobility issues, as well as initiating proceedings under the Hague Convention in child abduction cases.


To schedule your free initial consultation with one of our family law lawyers to assist you with your interjurisdictional or mobility issue e-mail us at or call us at 1-855-773-4588.


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