A properly executed Emergency Motion can be a critical step toward ensuring the safety of women who have been subjected to intimate partner abuse and their child(ren). Our Emergency Motions Toolkit was drafted because many women subjected to violence find themselves ill-prepared for the family court process. Women may feel shame or fear reprisal by her abuser if she decides to take the step to engage in the family court system.
As women often apply to Family Court at a time of crisis, it is not unusual for many to be overwhelmed by the number of forms and the amount of information required to complete the forms.
Recently updated, the Emergency Motions Toolkit provides clear information for Ontario advocates assisting woman abuse survivors about how to create effective emergency motions for various situations.
Contents include emergency numbers and safety planning, applying for an emergency motion, information and commentary on completing court forms, a family history questionnaire, and steps in filing an emergency motion for unrepresented women.
Learn more about our Emergency Motions Toolkit.
Training on emergency motions is also available for advocates. Learn more about our training options.