BC Parental responsibilities are the ability to make decisions for the child and generally ensuring the care and protection of the child. BC Parental responsibilities may mean making day to day decisions for the child, or making major decisions such as the child’s religious upbringing, education, activities, residence, etc. BC Parental Responsibilities are laid out in s.41 of the Family Law Act. Under the Divorce Act, they are called Guardianship.

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Day to Day & Major Decisions for the Child

Guardians generally have the ability to make day-to-day decisions for the child while the child is in their care. These include the many minor decisions throughout a typical day such as choice of food, school routine, homework, outings, activities, etc. Parents generally share these responsibilities.


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