Category: For service providers

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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How can I support women to be as safe as possible after their family law case is over?

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The family court process can be long and difficult. By the time it is over, many women are often exhausted and sick and tired of dealing with their former partner. Many also assume the battle is over; that the court

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Do children need a safety plan?

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Many thanks to Miranda Brijlall, articling student at Luke’s Place, who prepared this response with assistance from Legal Director, Pamela Cross. In circumstances of family violence, children as well as their mothers need to take care of themselves by developing

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How can a woman support her kids during and after her family law case?

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The more a woman can protect her children from the negative emotions she may be feeling towards and about her former partner, the better for them. Negative feelings towards her former partner Her fear of her former partner may be

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Luke’s Place Virtual Legal Clinic continues thanks to our supporters!

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The Virtual Legal Clinic serves women in rural and remote communities of Ontario. Foundation grants and lawyers providing freely of their time have allowed Luke’s Place to continue to offer this unique service to isolated women who have been subjected

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How can I support a woman who needs help from the Family Responsibility Office?

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The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is a program of the Ministry of Community and Social Services that collects and distributes court-ordered child and spousal support payments. If the person paying support fails to do so, FRO can enforce the court

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Family Court Support Workers: Celebrating an effective response to violence against women

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Workers in Ontario’s shelters for women and children fleeing abuse have been providing support to women involved with family court for decades. Occasionally funded through short-term grants, sometimes with resources provided by community fund-raising and often just tacked on to

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Resources for women as they work with lawyers

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How can a woman make the most of her time with a lawyer? How can she know if a lawyer is a good fit for her case? What can she do if she doesn’t feel that her lawyer is serving

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How can a woman stop her abusive ex from stealing her identity?

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We are all familiar with the tactic of financial abuse during a relationship. This abuse can continue and take on new forms after separation. One of those new forms is identity theft, in which the abusive partner steals his partner’s

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