How can I prove to the family court that I was abused in the relationship?

Track the abuse throughout your relationship by thinking about what went on at key points. Write this down; point form is fine. Take some time to organize this information before any meeting where you may have to talk about it;

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Two articles about domestic violence

Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, is featured in two articles this week. The murder of Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji by her husband two days after she filed for divorce “is a text-book case of what we already know. This is

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Survey: Family Law Training for Women’s Advocates in the GTA

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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Case law: Domestic contracts and financial disclosure

Virc v. Blair 2014 ONCA 392: The wife in this case is a lawyer. She met her husband when she became involved as litigation counsel to his company. They began living together in 1992. In 1993, the wife left her

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Family court fee increases

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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Case law: Life insurance, will and family law obligations

Dagg v. Cameron Estate 2017 ONCA 366: This case is a good illustration of how family law issues can continue long after the case has been initially resolved — in this case, beyond the death of one of the parties.

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Exceptional contributions: Luke’s Place awarded by the Ontario Bar Association

Oshawa, Ontario – The Ontario Bar Association recognizes Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre for Women and Children with the OBA Foundation Award. The award is presented to individuals and organizations that make: exceptional contributions to the improvement of the

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

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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Law Society awards Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross

PRESS RELEASE Oshawa, Ontario – Luke’s Place is pleased to announce that the Law Society of Ontario has recognized our Legal Director, Pamela Cross, as the 2019 Laura Legge Award recipient. “It is an honour to have been selected for

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Do children need a safety plan?

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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