Statistics Canada Report on Family Court Cases Involving Child Custody
"As family law cases proceed through the courts, many questions surrounding the process arise. For example, how many family law cases are handled through the courts? How long does it generally take the courts to process different types of family law cases? Are there differences among specific cases, such as those involving child access, custody and support arrangements, in the court activity and time needed to address the issues?""Using data from the Civil Court Survey, this article examines family law cases within the civil court system in order to more closely examine the key questions mentioned above. It is important to note that collection of the Civil Court Survey data is in its early stages of development and is limited to information available from the court operational systems used in seven reporting provinces and territories (Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut) representing 66% of Canada’s population."