Month: January 2014

Spring training dates confirmed

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We have finalized the dates for our spring trainings! Our dates in Barrie are as previously advertised: April 8, 9, and 10. The London dates have been adjusted: we will be in London on June 17, 18, and 19. You

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What are domestic contracts?

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Domestic contracts are legal agreements entered into by people wishing to set their own terms in their relationships with one another and include cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts and separation agreements. To be legally binding, the contract must be in writing

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Thunder Bay training a success!

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2013 was a busy year for Luke’s Place – we ran our fifth and final training of the year in Thunder Bay in November. With 20 participants, it was a vibrant and successful session, a great way to wrap up

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Will the family court enforce a mahr?

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Mahr is a form of marriage agreement in which the husband promises to pay his wife (in cash or other forms of property) if the marriage ends or if he dies. Muslim marriage contracts always include a mahr, whether the

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What is a “Jewish divorce”?

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In Canada, marriage is ended by way of a civil divorce, pursuant to the terms of the Divorce Act. As well as terminating the marriage, a civil divorce can address what are known as “corollary issues” such as custody and

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