What should I do if a lawyer doesn’t want me to attend a meeting with a woman I am supporting?

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This resource draws heavily from “Privilege, Confidentiality, Third Parties Attending Interviews, Duty to Report, and Exceptions” prepared by Gerard J. Michaud, Lawyer Manager, Family Law Service Centre (Peel), August 16, 2012. Many thanks to Luke’s Place volunteer lawyer Emilie Garant, who researched the case law and legal commentaries relied on in this resource. Professional advocates…

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Are family court orders enforceable on First Nation reserves?

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Having provincial family court orders enforced on First Nation reserves is not simple. This is because First Nations fall under federal jurisdiction, according to the terms of the Indian Act of 1985. As a result, provincial court orders of any kind are not automatically enforceable. With respect to family law, this includes custody and access…

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