When will a judge order joint custody?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Palmer v. Gutsche, 1998 CanLII 3876 (BC SC):

Counsel also cites Olusanya v. Olusanya (25 July, 1997) Vancouver D088339 (B.C.S.C.) where Mr. Justice Ralph made an order for joint custody despite evidence of animosity between the parents. He was of the view that despite the animosity between the parties, an order for joint custody was in the child's best interests.

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