Is there a risk of a child dangling like a yo-yo at the end of their parents' string if a judge grants an interim order to change custody on an interim motion?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Thomas v. Wohleber, 2022 ONSC 1258 (CanLII):

McDermott J. pointed to the specific risk of children dangling like a yo-yo at the end of their parents’ string when he wrote in Southorn v. Ree, 2019 ONSC 1298, at para. 13: to change custody on an interim motion runs the risk of the child going through two changes of custody: one after the interim motion and another at trial. That would create more, not less instability in the child’s life.

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