Child Custody Lawyers

Child Custody Lawyers

Protect what's dearest to you

Child custody is a fundamental and delicate aspect of family law, involving decisions as crucial to the well-being and future of children following separation or divorce as child support


In this complex and emotionally-charged context, Terrebonne-based Avocats de Famille offers its specialized expertise in family law to support and advise families. 

Our custody lawyers understand the importance of treating each case with sensitivity, care and a firm commitment to the best interests of the child, ensuring balanced and fair legal solutions.


Why hire a lawyer for child custody?

In such emotional circumstances, the assistance of a lawyer is not only helpful, it’s indispensable. A child custody lawyer has in-depth knowledge of the laws and legal procedures specific to Quebec, ensuring that your rights and those of your children are fully protected and respected.


Quebec’s legislation on child custody is primarily designed to serve the best interests of the child, a principle that can sometimes get lost in conflicts between parents. Our custody lawyers emphasize mediation and amicable solutions whenever possible. 

Our aim is to reach an agreement that respects the needs of all parties, minimizing as far as possible the stress and emotional impact on the children. Whether establishing custody arrangements or modifying an existing custody agreement, our child custody lawyers provide invaluable support and legal advice every step of the way.

Services covered by our parental childcare assistance program

– Initial consultation: Assessment of your situation and legal advice on the best course of action.

– Legal representation: Representation in court for all child custody matters, including hearings and trials.

– Family mediation: Assistance in mediation to find amicable solutions and avoid litigation, promoting the best interests of the child.

– Custody agreements: Assistance in drafting child custody agreements that respect everyone’s rights while prioritizing the child’s needs.

– Modification of child custody: Assistance with procedures to change custody arrangements when circumstances change.

– Visitation rights: Advice and representation to establish, modify or contest visitation arrangements.

Why choose our child custody lawyers?

– Cutting-edge expertise: Our family lawyers for child custody have exhaustive knowledge of Quebec family law, specifically in child custody matters. This expertise ensures first-rate legal representation, tailored to the specifics of each case.

– Personalized approach: We understand that every family is unique. That’s why we offer tailor-made solutions, taking into account not only the legal aspects, but also the emotional and practical needs of the families we work with.

– Defending the best interests of the child: The child’s best interests are at the heart of everything we do. Our custody lawyers specializing in parenting strive to find solutions that promote the well-being and development of the children involved, favoring amicable agreements and mediation whenever possible.

– Transparent communication: We maintain open and honest communication with our clients, ensuring a clear understanding of each stage of the legal process and the decisions made.

– Comprehensive support: From the beginning to the end of your case, our lawyers accompany you with empathy and professionalism, ensuring that you feel supported and confident in the decisions made.

Frequently asked questions about child custody in Quebec

Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about child custody in Quebec.

In Quebec, there are two main types of custody: sole custody, where the child lives with one parent and that parent has the majority of parenting time, and shared custody, where the children spend an equal amount of time with each parent


There are also other ways of sharing custody time.

Court custody decisions are based primarily on the best interests of the child, taking into account factors such as parental capacity, the child’s needs and the stability offered by each parent. 

The courts may also take into account the child’s opinion, depending on his or her age and maturity.

Yes, a custody agreement can be modified if circumstances have changed significantly since the last order or agreement. It is necessary to demonstrate that the proposed change is in the best interests of the child.

Absolutely, and this is often the preferred approach. Parents can reach an amicable agreement on custody and other aspects of the separation with the help of their lawyer or a mediator


This agreement can then be homologated by a court to become law.

In addition to child custody, our firm can assist you with other legal issues relating to your children, such as :


– Parental rights

– Paternity

– International family law

– Child support

Contact our family lawyer for child custody in Montreal today

At Avocats de Famille, our lawyers for child custody have the expertise and experience to guide you through the complexities of the Quebec legal system, always focusing on the best interests of the child and seeking amicable and fair solutions. 


Whether you need initial legal advice, family mediation, or court representation, we’re here to support you every step of the way. 

Contact us today for a consultation and find out how we can help you reach a favorable resolution that protects your rights and those of your children.