What is the test for a change of order relating to custody, guardianship or access?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from P. D. v. H. M., 2011 BCPC 208 (CanLII):

On an application to change an order relating to custody, guardianship or access, there is a threshold requirement that there has been a material change in circumstances affecting the child. If that threshold is met, the court must embark on a fresh enquiry as to what is in the best interests of the child (Gordon v. Goetz, [1992] 2 S.C.R. 27).

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