What is the test for the maximum contact principle in child support cases?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from LONSBURY v. ANDERSON, 2019 ONSC 7174 (CanLII):

The maximum contact principle is not absolute. The legislation obliges the judge to respect it to the extent that such contact is consistent with the child’s best interests. If other factors show that it would not be in the child’s best interests, the court can and should restrict contact: see Young v. Young, 1993 CanLII 34 (SCC), [1993] 4 S.C.R. 3 at pp. 117-118. Child Support

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