A client’s victory against Youth Protection Department

We were mandated in a youth protection file in January 2018 in order to order the children (two children 5 and 7 years old) to stay with our client. We received jugement in January 2018 in favour of our client by consent between the parties.

Several months later, the youth protection took the minor children directly from school and implemented the minor children in a shelter. They further introduced an emergency motion in court asking that the minor children, on a provisional basis, reside in a foster family until the judge hears the file on the merits. Continue reading “A client’s victory against Youth Protection Department”

Since sexual abuse allegations were deemed unfounded, the Court gave custody to the father

A father had total custody of his 4 year old child since his recent separation from the mother. However, without any agreement between the parties, the mother went to pick up the child at the daycare centre and refused to let the father see his son. She also lodged a complaint to the Director of Youth Protection, alledging that the father had sexually abused his son. Continue reading “Since sexual abuse allegations were deemed unfounded, the Court gave custody to the father”

A child moves back home despite objections from the DYP

A Laval person had various personal problems, which meant his child was placed in his sister’s custody. The DYP used its discretionary power to withdraw the child from this family environment under the pretext that various Court orders had not been followed. The parents did not know the whereabouts of the child. Therefore, they met with our family lawyer to get help with this situation. Continue reading “A child moves back home despite objections from the DYP”

The parents managed to fight a DYP petition

The Department of Youth Protection in Laval submitted a petition under Section 38 of the Youth Protection Act. It wished to have supervision rights for 12 months over a couple’s children. The DYP claimed the children were at risk because of past sexual events involving the father. Continue reading “The parents managed to fight a DYP petition”

Youth protection

Reporting is made to the Department of Youth Protection: this is certainly one of the most stressful legal situations for a family. The DYP has powerful means of ensuring children’s safety.

A youth protection lawyer can first of all answer your questions about the procedure. Voluntary measures may be taken in agreement with the parents, but protection measures may also be applied by the Court.

If you do not believe the DYP’s measures are justified or go beyond the limits, your lawyer can object to them in court or propose alternative measures.