Month: June 2018

G.M. v R.M. 2015 CarswellOnt 9375: We have provided a summary of the substance of this case earlier. It dealt with custody and access issues relating to a child who identified as gender fluid/transgender, and each parent wished to deal with …

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We’re excited to announce the launch of our latest initiative, Family Court and Beyond. Designed for women who are leaving abusive relationships and are involved in family court processes, this package offers a wide array of information and tools. The …

Family Court and Beyond: New website, new workbook, new workshops from Luke’s Place Read More »

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Listen to Pamela Cross, Luke’s Place Legal Director, discuss changes to the Divorce Act with host Julie Lalonde on CHUO 89.1FM today at 5PM. A recording of the interview will be available on the CHUO site. Read more about these …

Divorce Act changes and violence against women Read More »

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Since 2003, Ontario’s Domestic Violence Death Review Committee consistently finds that a history of domestic violence and pending or recent separation are the first and second highest risk factors for lethality in domestic homicides. Yet there is no universal family …

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Halton Children’s Aid Society v G.K. 2015 ONCJ 307 Although the issue at the centre of this case is the gender identity of a child, the case is surrounded by the presence of domestic violence, which does not seem to …

Case law: Child’s gender identity Read More »