Tag: family court

Receiving contradictory orders from different courts is a nightmare

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Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, joined other experts, including survivor Julie Craven, in explaining the dangers and challenges for women when criminal and family courts do not share information in a recent Toronto Star article, “Failure of criminal, family

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What are the differences between criminal and family court for abused women?

Many women who are dealing with family court are also involved with criminal court proceedings, as either a victim/witness or as an accused. There are a number of differences in the purpose, function and outcomes of the two courts as

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Law Commission of Ontario releases final family law report

The Law Commission of Ontario has just released its report “Increasing Access to Family Justice Through Comprehensive Entry Points and Inclusivity.” The report provides very useful, detailed information about the nature of Ontario families in 2013, examining particular barriers faced

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