When a couple with children separates, important issues must be decided. Where will the children live? How much time will each parent spend with the children? How will parenting decisions be made? BC child custody issues can be discussed using a variety of legal terms, such as custody, access, guardianship, and parenting time. Years of experience as a Prince George divorce lawyer, have showed that these legal terms are often misunderstood, and that confusion can delay resolution of family law matters. This post is intended to clarify some key child custody issues in British Columbia.