The Child’s Views and Preferences – Custody or Access

Pursuant to section 24 (1) (2) (b) of the Children’s Law Reform Act, the merits of an application in respect of custody of or access to a child shall be determined on the basis of the best interests of the child, in accordance with subsections (2), (3) and (4). Section 2 of the Act deals with what is in the best interest of the child and mandates the court to consider all the child’s needs and circumstances including, the child’s…