Bluewater Mediation Blog

Visitation Rights for Grandparents Finally Enshrined in Legislation

On December 8, 2016 Bill 34, An Act to Amend the Children’s Law Reform Act with respect to the relationship between a child and the child’s grandparents received Royal assent. This means that the grandparent’s rights to visit with their grandchildren is now recognized in the legislation. Subsection 21(1) of the Act which sets out who may apply to a court for a child custody or access order is amended to make specific reference to grandparents. Furthermore sub-clause 24(2)(a)(i) of the Act is … [Read More...]

Co-Parenting – A New Approach

A mother and stepmother who co-parent together are hoping to inspire other blended families to move past disagreements and create conflict-free spaces for their children. Read the full article published on CBC News on December 12, 2016, here. … [Read More...]

McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP acquires Bluewater Mediation

McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bluewater Mediation following the appointment of Lene Madsen, past principal mediator with Bluewater Mediation, to judge of the Superior Court of Justice and a member of the Family Court in Hamilton this August. “This acquisition was a great opportunity for McKenzie Lake to build a broader offering of mediation and other areas of dispute resolution for our firm going forward” said John McNair, Managing Partner. With over … [Read More...]