Part two: Relocating with children during divorce or separation

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Our Staff Lawyer, Min Jin, and Program Manager, Phebe Quaye, facilitated the second of a two-part webinar series via CLEO Connect on February 15, 2024. This webinar series provided community workers with practical information and resources for supporting client who are seeking to relocate with children or who have received notice of relocation following amendments to the Divorce…

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Seeing, Naming and Changing Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Communities

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day to both celebrate the progress made towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment and to call for action towards greater gender equality. This International Women’s Day, we are focusing on supporting women in rural and remote communities. Between 20-30% of Canada’s population lives in rural areas, yet…

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Part one: Relocating with children during divorce or separation

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Our Staff Lawyer, Min Jin, and Program Manager, Phebe Quaye, facilitated the first of a two-part webinar series via CLEO Connect on February 8, 2024. This webinar series provided community workers with practical information and resources for supporting client who are seeking to relocate with children or who have received notice of relocation following amendments…

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What does the law say about changing the locks?

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What does the law say?  If you are married to your partner, the home you share is called the matrimonial home. According to the law in Ontario, you each have equal rights to occupy the home, regardless of whose name is on the deed or the lease. An exception would be a court order or…

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How to assist a woman with a parenting plan

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A parenting plan is a written document describing how your children will be raised and how parenting and decision-making will work after you and your partner separate.    A clear and detailed parenting plan will minimize your former partner’s ability to find loopholes to exploit to exercise power and control over you and the children.…

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Luke’s Place Legal Clinic

Luke’s Place connects women across Ontario to family law lawyers for free summary legal advice through our Legal Clinic. Our lawyers are experienced and trained on the issues women deal with when they leave an abusive partner. Women from Ontario can access our legal clinic via video conferencing or over the phone. Women in Durham…

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We’ve recently updated our CKW Inquest Advocacy Toolkit!

Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre for Women and Children has developed this toolkit to assist organizations that do not have the time or resources to develop their own advocacy strategy and tools. It reflects the priorities we have identified for ourselves, based on our organization’s mandate. It is certainly not meant to limit or lead the…

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After She Leaves: Spousal Support

The content in this post is adapted from our recently updated After She Leaves Resource Manual. Click here to learn more about the manual. Spousal support is money that is paid by one spouse to the other after the end of the relationship. Spouse is defined to include both married and common-law relationships. A person is a…

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What is an Emergency Motion?

An Emergency Motion is a motion brought without notice to the other side. It is also referred to as an ex parte motion. With this type of motion, the other party is not served with the documents before the motion is considered by a judge. A judge will only review the written material in order…

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