Parents who have divorced and are now remarried should be able to apply for a no-force divorce on their behalf, according to new guidelines issued by the Canadian school board boards.
The recommendations come as a federal court in Ontario is considering whether to lift a ban on same-sex marriage.
The federal government has said it will review the case in the spring and will consider changing the law.
The guidance is the latest in a series of steps the Canadian government has taken to promote diversity and inclusion.
The guidelines do not say what rules will be in place for divorce cases involving remarriages, which are considered legal in Canada.
Some parents, including some who are still in a same-day relationship, say they are still not getting their kids the same attention, support and support they used to receive from the school system.
Many are wondering what their rights are under the federal court ruling that lifted the ban on gay marriage in Ontario.
The guidelines say that parents should be free to make their own decisions, and that they should be aware that a no force divorce is a legally enforceable agreement between the parties.
The guidance does not address other issues raised in the Ontario court, such as whether a no forced divorce agreement is a valid contract between the parents, the court said.
It also does not say whether the agreement must include an agreed-upon term of the divorce.
In Ontario, a no forcible divorce can only be granted by a judge who has been appointed to review the agreement.