Month: April 2014

Luke’s Place webinar: Understanding the best interests of the child test

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All custody and access decisions are made using the best interests of the child test, as set out in section 24 of the Children’s Law Reform Act. The test has a number of factors that judges are required to consider

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Fall training dates announced!

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  We have just confirmed the dates for our fall trainings on family law support and advocacy for service providers. You have three more opportunities to participate in these trainings in 2014. Please note, these three trainings will be the

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Luke’s Place Webinar: Restraining orders

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Our webinar on restraining orders, designed for service providers, provides tips about how and where women can gather evidence to support their application as well as suggestions about safety planning both before and after the restraining order is obtained. This

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Evidence required for a permanent restraining order

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Courts do not issue permanent restraining orders readily, but they are possible to obtain. The court must be satisfied that the woman’s fear is both reasonable and ongoing and that there is little or no reason to think that fear

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Luke’s Place provides training for service providers

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Luke’s Place provides training for service providers who are supporting abused women through the family court in Ontario. We can tailor training to meet the specific needs of an organization or community. Our training team has extensive experience working with

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Upcoming webinar from Luke’s Place: Understanding the best interests of the child test

woman holding a little boy

All custody and access decisions are made using the best interests of the child test, as set out in section 24 of the Children’s Law Reform Act. The test sets out a number of factors that judges are required to

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Tips for serving family court documents on an abusive former partner

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All court documents prepared by a woman in her case must be served on her former partner before the case can move forward. Different documents and circumstances require different kinds of service. The rules about document service can be found

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