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Family law lawyers are thin on the ground in many rural and remote parts of Ontario. Family law lawyers who take legal aid certificates and who have expertise in cases involving family violence are even more rare. Women who are …

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As the holiday season approaches, many of us are making plans to spend time with family and friends we love and who love us. It can be a wonderful time of year, when we take the time from our usual …

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Evidence of abuse must be presented well to be effective in a family court case. This webinar looks at how to present evidence so that a judge or mediator will find it credible and relevant to your case. Watch this …

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It’s been 30 years since 14 women were killed at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal because they were women. Three decades later there is still much to reflect on and much to act on. Last year, more than 800 women in …

December 6: National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women Read More »

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There are significant differences between some cultural or religious family law and the civil family laws in Canada. It is important for women to know about these differences before they make any decisions about how they want to organize their …

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Evidence about family violence can be challenging to find: often, there are few witnesses, and many women don’t report the abuse to anyone. This webinar provides practical suggestions for how women can collect evidence of the abuse to which they …

Collecting evidence of woman abuse for family law cases: Our latest webinar Read More »

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This is a summary of a paper titled, “Your Spouse Is Not a Squatter: How to Effectively Apply Principles of Occupation Rent,” prepared by Fadwa Yehia of Jamal Family Law Professional Corporation for the Law Society of Ontario’s Six-Minute Family …

What happens when one spouse remains in the matrimonial home? Read More »

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November is Woman Abuse Prevention month. Everyday Luke’s Place, and many other organizations, work to prevent further gender-based violence in our communities. Join our efforts! Here are two campaigns to raise awareness about intimate partner abuse and to support for …

Woman Abuse Prevention: #LoveShouldntHurt and Wrapped in Courage Read More »

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In Canada, all decisions about post-separation arrangements for children are made using the best interests of the child test. Both Ontario’s Children’s Law Reform Act and the federal Divorce Act set out the criteria judges are to use when applying …

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Executive Director, Carol Barkwell, introduced Pamela Cross, our Legal Director, before Pam received the Guthrie Award from the Law Foundation of Ontario on October 17. It is a tremendous honour to celebrate Pamela Cross today. I can think of no …

“Recognition such as this is powerful and revitalizing”: Guthrie speech by Luke’s Place ED Carol Barkwell Read More »

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