The parenting issues are frequently the most emotionally charged issues to be resolved in a family law case. Often the parties become ‘wrapped up’ in terminology, rather than examining the substance of the arrangements they are considering.
Generally, you may wish to think of ‘guardianship’ as representing the entire spectrum of rights and obligations that you have towards a child. The concept of ‘custody’ represents only a subset of this much larger concept. There have been sweeping changes to both our federal and provincial legislation with respect to family law, which included removing the concepts of ‘custody’ and ‘access’ from the legislation.