Mother and young adult daughter

For many, November is now synonymous with “Movember,” an international campaign to raise money for and awareness about men’s health through a wide range of activities, including the growing of moustaches. As the facial hair of men around us blossoms over the upcoming weeks, let’s not forget that November is also Violence Against Women Prevention…

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Mother and toddler

Presented by Pamela Cross, Luke’s Place Legal Director on October 13, 2020, 1:00 p.m. Good afternoon. Thank you for this opportunity to appear before you to talk about Bill 207. I do so on behalf of Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre in Durham Region, where I am the Legal Director. We are named after…

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On September 24th, Ontario’s Attorney General Doug Downey introduced Bill 207, the Moving Ontario Family Law Forward Act.   This Bill is the province’s long-anticipated follow-up to the federal government’s 2019 changes to the Divorce Act, which are to come into effect on March 1, 2021. For that reason alone, Bill 207 is important because,…

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boy looks out window

A.B. v L.J. 2020 ONSC 5248: In this case, the parents have joint custody of their two young children. The children are primarily resident with the mother, who has final decision-making authority. The mother and children had been living in Port Perry and the father in Burlington, where the children spent time with him on alternate…

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Mother and school aged daughter

The case of Chase v Chase, 2020 ONSC 5083, provides a decision that offers clear thinking about what should happen when separated parents disagree on whether children should return to in-class learning this fall. Pursuant to a separation agreement signed by the parents in 2017, the child spends equal time with each parent on a…

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