Month: November 2016

Donate Today! Giving Tuesday & Woman Abuse Prevention Month

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Now’s the time to give. Giving Tuesday is November 29th and November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month. Your donation can change lives enormously. Perhaps even save them. For women who have experienced abuse and their children, Luke’s Place is a

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What is parenting coordination?

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Parenting coordination is a form of alternative dispute resolution that can assist parents implement their parenting plan, usually after a court order for custody and access is in place. Parenting coordinators (PC) are often mental health professionals, but lawyers and

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Your donation to Luke’s Place will change lives. Perhaps even save them.

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“I was lost. I did not know how to deal with the family law system. Luke’s Place was there for me every step of the way!” – Luke’s Place Client Chances are you know a friend, a neighbour, a co-worker

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What is mediation?

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Mediation is a way that you and your former partner can try to work out your dispute without going to court. You work with a mediator to talk to one another and come to an agreement about issues such as

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What is Legal Aid Ontario?

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Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) provides a wide range of legal assistance for low-income people. LAO has special family law services for people experiencing domestic violence, regardless of immigration status. Eligibility criteria for some of LAO’s services are different for people

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Support Luke’s Place on Giving Tuesday

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Giving Tuesday is November 29th and November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month. Please share Luke’s Place Giving Tuesday profile as often as possible: http://givingtuesday.ca/partners/lukes-place-support-resource-centre-for-women-children The Giving Tuesday offers a toolkit of resources if you’d like to promote Luke’s Place on

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Course for lawyers a great success!

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In September we announced the launch of our online training for lawyers, “Effective Lawyering with Clients Leaving Abusive Relationships.” We’ve received a great deal of interest in the course and lots of positive feedback. Here’s what lawyers who have completed

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What is an ex parte motion?

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In situations of extreme urgency, a woman may be able to bring an ex parte motion. In this process, her partner is not served with the documents and the judge makes a decision the same day as the woman files

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