This toolkit provides an overview of some of the major issues that lawyers may encounter when requesting or responding to psychological reports ordered under s. 211 of the Family Law Act. Section 211 reports (sometimes called “custody and access reports” in other jurisdictions) are frequently ordered in difficult family law cases involving parenting disputes and are intended to provide judges with independent information about the views and needs of children. They are a common feature of BC family law cases and can have important consequences for the participants.

This toolkit was developed primarily for lawyers working with women who have experienced family violence, but it may also be useful for lawyers who would like to learn more about s. 211 reports generally.

Rise Women’s Legal Centre – Section 211 Toolkit

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