Criminal Injuries Compensation Board closes: Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP) starts October 1

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Anyone wishing to make a claim for compensation under the CICB must submit their application by September 30th. After this date, some claims can be made to the Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP+). What is the CICB? Ontario’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB), has been a tribunal – independent of government – that accepts applications…

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Recent case: When to impute income

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Lavie v. Lavie, 2018 ONCA 10: The appellant father appealed a 2015 trial decision, raising more than 20 grounds, including the trial judge’s imputation of income to him but not to the respondent mother. The parties began living together in 1998, married in 2000 and separated in 2009. They have two teenage children. Following separation,…

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Legal Director Pamela Cross receives Guthrie Award from The Law Foundation of Ontario

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Today The Law Foundation of Ontario announced that Pamela Cross, the Luke’s Place Legal Director, is their 2019 Guthrie Award recipient! Congratulations, Pam! The Guthrie Award celebrates “exceptional access to justice champions”. Pamela is recognized for her “tremendous contributions to Canadian women’s legal rights”. From the Foundation’s news release: “Pamela’s work is changing the way…

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How a detailed family court order can lessen post-separation abuse

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A good family court order or agreement about the arrangements for the children can facilitate a workable relationship between a woman and her ex-partner and lessen opportunities for post-separation abuse. The more details that are set out with precision in the order, the less room for misinterpretation, misunderstanding or manipulation, and the fewer issues the…

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Managing post-separation abuse

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Unfortunately, many abusers are not yet ready to give up their power and control after the couple separates so the abuse continues. This is often referred to as post-separation abuse. Women may have to deal with ongoing issues for months or even years after their formal family law case is over, especially when there are…

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The Law Foundation of Ontario spotlights our Virtual Legal Clinic

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Our Virtual Legal Clinic connects women in rural and remote communities to lawyers for free family law advice. Survivors of abuse learn how to complete court forms, what to expect during the family court process and strategies that would be effective for their individual cases. The Law Foundation of Ontario profiles the Clinic on their…

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