Author: Luke's Place

Two articles about domestic violence

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Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, is featured in two articles this week. The murder of Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji by her husband two days after she filed for divorce “is a text-book case of what we already know. This is

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Survey: Family Law Training for Women’s Advocates in the GTA

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Do staff in your agency need training on family law/court issues? Unsure what family law issues a woman might have? Want tips on how to improve her safety and experience during the family court process? Due to recent requests we’ve

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Family court fee increases

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As of April 1st, 2019, the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) has implemented increases to some of the fees payable in a family court case. Most, but not all, of these fees are related to divorce applications. MAG has

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Exceptional contributions: Luke’s Place awarded by the Ontario Bar Association

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Oshawa, Ontario – The Ontario Bar Association recognizes Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre for Women and Children with the OBA Foundation Award. The award is presented to individuals and organizations that make: exceptional contributions to the improvement of the

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Law Society awards Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross

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PRESS RELEASE Oshawa, Ontario – Luke’s Place is pleased to announce that the Law Society of Ontario has recognized our Legal Director, Pamela Cross, as the 2019 Laura Legge Award recipient. “It is an honour to have been selected for

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Celebrate International Women’s Day by Celebrating Yourself

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This International Women’s Day celebrate all the hard-working women out there, including yourself! Check out our self-care checklist and our customizable self-care plan on FamilyCourtAndBeyond.ca. Both can be downloaded. Share these tools with the women in your life and celebrate

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Hamm Foundation supports Durham Region Family Law Resource Room

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Thank you to the Calvin and Frances Hamm Foundation for their generous donation to the Luke’s Place Family Law Resource Room! The Resource Room is a safe and private work space for our clients as they prepare court documents. Located

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Equality in relationships

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Starting a relationship with someone new can be exciting but also worrisome after a past abusive relationship. This is especially true if your abusive ex-partner is still involved in your life on some level. An update to your safety plan

Court related services for custody and access issues

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Visit our Family Court and Beyond website for information on court related services for custody and access issues: Office of the Children’s Lawyer, which can become involved in a custody and access dispute by providing a lawyer who will represent

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Violence screening tools for family law professionals

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Woman abuse is a common issue in family court cases, yet few legal professionals screen for it. As The Globe and Mail reports: About 67 per cent of domestic homicides in Ontario involved couples who had separated or were about

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