In a joint-custody case, in what circumstances will the court order equal sharing of the child?

Ontario, Canada

The following excerpt is from J.B. v. A.B., 2006 CanLII 12294 (ON SC):

[48] In joint-custody cases, the evidence should reveal what bonds the child has with each parent “and their ability to parent the child” and the “practical plan to care for the child the father [proposes] when he [has] the child with him and the benefits to the child of such an arrangement”: see Kaplanis v. Kaplanis, supra, at paragraph [10]. I expect that these particular principles are more apt when the court is considering an “equal sharing of the child” custody order (which is not the case here).

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