Month: June 2017

Durham Walk for Charity, October 29, Deer Creek, Ajax

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The Durham Community Foundation’s Walk for Charity, rescheduled to Sunday, October 29th, will take place at Deer Creek, 2700 Audley Road, Ajax. For details, visit the Durham Community Foundation website. Please join Luke’s Place on the Walk. All pledge money

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What is a domestic contract? Are there different kinds?

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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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My partner and I are common law. Do I have the same rights as a married person?

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Many women in common-law relationships believe they have exactly the same legal rights as women who are married. While there are many commonalities, there are some important differences, especially with respect to the way in which property is divided if

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Durham Walk for Charity postponed until October 29

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We would like to thank all our supporters of Luke’s Place in Durham Community Foundation’s Walk for Charity originally scheduled for Saturday, June 24th.  Due to unforeseen circumstances the organizers at the Foundation have had to postpone this event until

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Luke’s Place is Hiring

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Luke’s Place is seeking a full time, experienced Administrative Assistant to provide professional administrative support to the delivery of its innovative programs and services to women and their advocates. Our office is located in Oshawa, Ontario. Download the job posting

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Case law: The costs of unwillingness to settle

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In Jackson v Mayerle (2016 ONSC 1556), Justice Pazaratz has written another colourful decision, this time in a case where the mother refused to accept a number of offers to settle presented by the father and, after a 36-day trial

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What is spousal support and am I eligible?

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The goal of spousal support is to encourage the financial independence of both spouses as appropriate in the circumstances of the relationship. For example, where one spouse stayed at home to raise the children or had to change jobs frequently

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