M.P.D. v. C.R.D., 2017 BCSC 397

The judge discussed the legislative authority for ordering a Hear the Child report, noting that s. 211 of the Family Law Act does not envision a simple interview of the children without assessment. As sections 202, 37 and 224 were not cited to the judge, he concluded that there was no legislative basis for ordering a Hear the Child report. He ordered a Views of the Child report pursuant to s. 211.

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