Year: 2013

I think sometimes when people hear the word advocacy they assume it means standing up in front of a room full of people or a street filled with demonstrators or in a government committee room to call for some kind …

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With funding support from Status of Women Canada, Luke’s Place will continue to provide comprehensive, gender-based three-day trainings in a number of communities across Ontario on family law support and advocacy for violence against women service providers. We have run …

2014 offers more training opportunities! Read More »

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From DurhamRegion.com “I feared for my life and for my children’s lives,” Ms. Murphy says, struggling to contain her tears, even though years have passed. “I was lost. I didn’t know where to turn for help.” A friend recommended Luke’s …

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In the coming months, Luke’s Place answers Frequently Asked Questions from legal advocates and service providers supporting women who have experienced violence and are involved in the family law court process. This is the first in the series. Question: What …

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The Family Law Act sets out the regime by which property is divided when a married couple separates. Because marriage is considered a partnership, with each person bringing equal but different contributions to that partnership, the property they accumulate during …

When family property does not have to be divided equally Read More »

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Luke’s Place is offering one more training session this year – we will be in Thunder Bay on November 26, 27, and 28. This comprehensive, gender-based training focuses on family law support and advocacy for violence against women service providers. …

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It is not uncommon for a woman to want to move with her children after she has left her partner. Even when she has sole custody, if he has access rights, she generally needs either his consent or an order …

When can a woman move with her children? Read More »

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With funding support from Status of Women Canada, Luke’s Place is providing a comprehensive, gender-based three-day training in a number of communities across Ontario on family law support and advocacy for violence against women service providers. Our final trainings for …

Two training opportunities left this year! Read More »

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We have recently come across an online resource that provides a wide variety of information, commentary and resources for people who are managing their family court case without legal representation. While there is no violence against women analysis, and the …

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With funding support from Status of Women Canada, Luke’s Place is providing a comprehensive, gender-based three-day training in a number of communities across Ontario on family law support and advocacy for violence against women service providers. The family law trainings …

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