In what circumstances will a court order that identifies a custodial parent?

Nova Scotia, Canada


The following excerpt is from A.J. v. K.M., 2017 NSFC 19 (CanLII):

In this case, there is no existing order which identifies a custodial parent. There are interim orders but I find that these do not determine custody for the purposes of the Gordon v. Goertz analysis. As well, the unilateral decision of K.M. to relocate to Ontario with A.E.J. without the consent of A.J. does convey the status of custodial parent on her.

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