BILL NO. 63
5th Session, 61st General Assembly
62 Elizabeth II, 2013
Private Member's Bill
Maintenance and Custody Act
The Honourable Karen Casey
First Reading: April 26, 2013
Clause 1 adds a definition of "grandparents" to the Maintenance and Custody Act.Clause 2 provides for grandparent access orders without leave of the court, sets out the matters the court must consider in making a grandparent access order and provides that a person who has custody of a child shall not unreasonably place obstacles to personal contact between the child and the child’s grandparents.
1 Section 2 of Chapter 160 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Maintenance and Custody Act, as amended by Chapter 3 of the Acts of 1997 (2nd Session) and Chapter 29 of the Acts of 2000, is further amended by adding immediately after clause (d) the following clause:
2 (1) Subsection 18(2) of Chapter 160, as amended by Chapter 5 of the Acts of 1990 and Chapter 7 of the Acts of 2012, is further amended by(c) adding ", grandparent" after "parent" in the second line of clause (b);
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