Family Court and Beyond: New website, new workbook, new workshops from Luke’s Place

Family Court and Beyond: New website, new workbook, new workshops from Luke’s Place

We’re excited to announce the launch of our latest initiative, Family Court and Beyond.

Designed for women who are leaving abusive relationships and are involved in family court processes, this package offers a wide array of information and tools.

The Family Court and Beyond Survival Workbook for Women is a comprehensive collection of:

  • legal information
  • tips
  • checklists
  • worksheets, and
  • links to helpful resources.

A handy Family Law Organizer is offered as part of the Workbook or separately. Use this to keep track of contacts, court appearances and appointments.

We cover many topics, including:

  • Safety planning
  • Common legal issues, like custody and access
  • Working with lawyers
  • The court process
  • Court related services and agencies
  • After court is over

You can access the Workbook on our new website,

The complete Survival Workbook and the Family Law Organizer may be downloaded from the site. Many individual worksheets are provided on specific webpages, including:

  • Tips on managing a legal bully
  • A personalized self-care plan
  • Post-separation communication do’s and don’ts

Please be cautious about visiting our sites or downloading these resources if the abusive person in your life might access your device. If you download our documents, keep them private and safe.

Check back to regularly for more tools and strategies.

We are also in the process of developing workshops for service providers on using Family Court and Beyond material with clients. To learn more about these workshops, please contact

The Family Court and Beyond Survival Workbook was developed and tested in collaboration with women using Luke’s Place services and with community-based service providers. We thank these wonderful people as well as The Law Foundation of Ontario for supporting this initiative.


The Law Foundation of OntarioWhile financially supported by The Law Foundation of Ontario, Luke’s Place is solely responsible for all Family Court and Beyond content.


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