For women

mother consoling toddler daughterLuke’s Place can help you get through the family court process.

The family court process can be confusing and frightening. There are many rules and requirements. There are forms to complete, evidence to gather and appointments to attend.

For a woman who has left an abusive relationship, this can be a very hard time. Abuse does not always  end at separation. Sometimes the abuser uses the family court process to make a woman’s life more difficult and more dangerous.

All our services for abused women are free.

  • For a woman who cannot afford a lawyer, our Pro Bono Summary Advice Clinic provides summary legal advice and helps prepare your history, evidence and forms.
  • We offer various group sessions that provide peer support, legal information and tips on the family law system.
  • We have a resource library with material on a variety of issues that women face when they leave an abusive relationship.
  • For women in Northeastern Ontario, Luke’s Place offers a Virtual Legal Clinic. Women involved with participating local shelters can access free summary legal advice from a lawyer via Internet video-conferencing.

These services are available thanks to the support of…

Ontario Government
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