Our updated and expanded Emergency Motions Toolkit

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We’ve recently updated our Emergency Motions Toolkit! The toolkit provides clear information for Ontario advocates assisting woman abuse survivors about how to create effective emergency motions for a variety of different situations. With the Emergency Motions Toolkit, you will: Women’s organizations can purchase this toolkit for $17.00. Contact us to order it. Learn more about the Emergency…

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Intimate partner violence in rural communities

While women from all backgrounds are subjected to many of the same forms of violence, intimidation, isolation and control from abusive partners, women of some communities and populations can experience systemic discrimination and face additional challenges in leaving the relationship. They may be more vulnerable due to a lack of resources and options for leaving.…

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We’ve updated & expanded the Emergency Motions Toolkit!

Luke's Place

We’re pleased to announce that we have updated and expanded the Emergency Motions Toolkit! The Emergency Motions Toolkit provides clear information for Ontario advocates assisting woman abuse survivors about how to create effective emergency motions for a variety of different situations. Contents include: emergency numbers and safety planning, applying for an emergency motion, information and…

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What are conferences in the family law system?

Family Court and Beyond workbook and worksheets

Much of your case will take place in a series of conferences. The goal of a conference is to assist the parties in settling their case. A judge has the authority to combine or skip conferences. There are three types of conferences: Case conference The purose of a case conference is to: Explore the chances…

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Evidence: Where to get it and how to present it

Family Court and Beyond workbook and worksheets

It is very important to present accurate, detailed and credible information. Going to court is an adversarial process. The judge has to decide between two sides. You need to make sure that the judge has enough information about what has happened to you that they understand and believe your version of the story. Where to…

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After She Leaves: Legal bullying

The content in this post is adapated from our recently updated After She Leaves Resource Manual. Click here to learn more about the manual. What is legal bullying? When an abuser uses the family law and court processes as a strategy to try to maintain power and control over their ex-partner, it is called legal bullying. The abuser…

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The best interests of the child test

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The best interests of the child test is the test that is applied by courts when they make determinations about appropriate parenting arrangements for families after the parents separate (or if the parents have never cohabited). While the wording of the best interests of the child test is slightly different in the Children’s Law Reform…

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What is coercive control?

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The complex nuances of violence against women are poorly understood. Other forms of abuse such as psychological, financial and coercive control are often disregarded and seen as less serious. People readily understand that physical violence is a form of intimate partner abuse and is wrong, but other forms of abuse such as psychological, financial and…

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