French versions of Family Court and Beyond Workbook and Organizer

Thanks to Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes the Luke’s Place Family Court and Beyond Survival Workbook and Organizer are now available in French! Family Court and Beyond is a collection of family law information and strategies for

How will the changes to child protection legislation affect the women I support?

The new Child, Youth and Family Services Act shifts Ontario from a needs-based child protection system to one that is rights-based and allows all those who work with and serve children to place those children at the centre of decisions

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Family law information: Luke’s Place & CLEO webinars

Luke’s Place partners with CLEO Connect to deliver webinars on family law topics that deal with issues faced by women who have been subjected to violence in their relationship. The webinars are pre-recorded and will be posted to LukesPlace.ca and

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Case law: Family reunification therapy and claims of parental alienation

Barrett v. Huver, 2018 ONSC 2322: In this case, the father brought a motion for an order requiring the parents and children to attend multi-day family reunification therapy. The parties were married in July 2001 and separated in April 2009.

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Submission on the Family and Civil Legislation, Regulations and Processes Review: Final comments

UPDATE August 7/19: Lead by OAITH, our submission was endorsed by almost twenty Ontario women’s organizations. Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General, Lindsey Park, has commenced a review of family and civil legislation, regulations, and processes. The review will explore

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Shorten the time to resolution in Ontario’s family court processes: Luke’s Place submission to Honourable Lindsey Park

This is the third in a series of posts from the Luke’s Place submission to the review underway by the Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General, Lindsey Park, on family and civil legislation, regulations, and processes. Streamlining the processes to

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Reducing costs: Luke’s Place submission on Ontario’s family court review

In this second post from the Luke’s Place submission on Ontario’s family court review by Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General, we consider the review’s goal of reducing the cost of the court process to families and taxpayers. Consider the

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Ontario Family Court Review: Luke’s Place submission

A review of Ontario’s family and civil legislation, regulations, and processes by the Ministry of the Attorney General is underway. Submissions will be accepted until July 31, 2019. The review is looking at three key issues: direct family law matters

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Alienating children or protecting them?

In the late 1980s, a new phrase started to pop up in American and then Canadian family courts: parental alienation syndrome (PAS). Originally coined by American psychiatrist Richard Gardner, the term was used to describe situations where one parent intentionally

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Changes to the Divorce Act: What it can mean for women

In the final dash to get legislation passed before Parliament recessed for the summer, only to head straight into an election campaign in the fall, some important bills managed to make it to Royal Assent. Any bills that did not

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