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Luke's Place connects women to family law lawyers for free summary legal advice.

For women in Durham Region

If you have been subjected to violence in your relationship, set up an appointment with our weekly legal clinic and receive for free:

  • Valuable summary legal advice from a lawyer on family law issues, like arrangements for children, child and spousal support, division of property and the matrimonial (family) home, and restraining orders and separation agreements
  • Help with legal documentation
  • Help preparing for court

The lawyers in our clinic are family law lawyers who understand woman abuse issues.

Legal services available

Our lawyers can provide:

  • Summary legal advice: This is advice that is a lawyer’s opinion based on the facts of your legal situation. The lawyer will suggest steps you can take for your case, such as what evidence you need.
  • Procedural information: They will explain when and how to serve documents and some of the rules governing family law.

Our lawyers CANNOT provide legal representation. Legal representation is when a lawyer speaks for you in the court and to your ex-partner’s lawyer.

How to access our legal advice services

Your Legal Support Worker will connect you to a lawyer. To access a worker, call us at 905.728.0978 ext. 235 or toll free at 1.866.516.3116 ext. 235, or email us.

Your worker will help you prepare for your meeting, so that you can get the most out of your time with the lawyer. You can meet with the worker afterwards to clarify what steps to take next in your family law case.

We use the term women to include all self-identified women (including two-spirited, cisgender or transgender women) 16 years of age and older.

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