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Job Posting: Legal Support Worker / Family Court Support Worker

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Luke’s Place is seeking a full time, experienced (minimum 3 years), Legal Support Worker to provide professional delivery of its innovative programs and services to women who have been subjected to intimate partner abuse. Luke’s Place is a unique resource

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Case law and enforcing a mahr

We have updated our article on working with a woman who has signed a mahr with her husband. Mahr (also spelled maher, mohr and mehr) is a form of marriage agreement in which the husband promises to pay his wife

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How can I explain the family court process to my client?

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A family court case can be confusing to anyone who is not familiar with the process. For a woman who is dealing with trauma as a result of past and ongoing abuse by her partner, it may be completely overwhelming.

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How can I support an older woman who has been abused by her partner?

This post focuses on intimate partner abuse of older women, although older women can also be subjected to abuse by other family members, particularly adult children and/or professional caregivers, whether they live in the home or in an institution. Young

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What do Domestic Violence Death Review Committees do?

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Domestic Violence Death Review Committees (DVDRCs) exist in a number of locations around the world, including Ontario. They are multi-disciplinary committees of experts who review domestic violence related deaths and provide recommendations for change and advice, largely to government and

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Challenges for newcomer women who want to leave their partners

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A woman who is a newcomer to Canada faces many challenges if she separates from her husband. She may be concerned about whether she can stay in Canada, have fears that her partner may try to take the children back

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Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention conference

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Join Luke’s Place at the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention conference October 18-19 in London, Ontario. Hosted by Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations, the conference has 4 themes: Working with Indigenous; rural, remote & northern; immigrant & refugee

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How can I support a client who has left a forced marriage?

Forced marriage is a practice in which a marriage takes place without the free consent of either or both of the people getting married. Arranged marriage can appear similar to forced marriage, inasmuch as family members are involved in selecting

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Basic facts about marriage and divorce

People must be at least 18 years of age to marry in Ontario. People as young as 16 years of age can marry if they have the written consent of both sets of parents. People of the same sex can

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French translations of Luke’s Place fact sheets now available

Luke’s Place has partnered with Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes (AOcVF) to provide fact sheets for francophone clients on legal issues related to family law and violence against women. Action ontarienne translated and adapted Luke’s Place resources.

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