Family court can be an overwhelming experience for anyone, but especially for women with children who are leaving an abusive relationship. This webinar introduces Family Court and Beyond: a workbook, organizer and website we have developed to assist women on …

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Families change over time — kids get older and move out, parents get new jobs, remarry, have more children, lose jobs, want or need to move. Any of these changes could mean a woman or her ex-partner may need to …

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Anyone wishing to make a claim for compensation under the CICB must submit their application by September 30th. After this date, some claims can be made to the Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP+). What is the CICB? Ontario’s Criminal Injuries …

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Lavie v. Lavie, 2018 ONCA 10: The appellant father appealed a 2015 trial decision, raising more than 20 grounds, including the trial judge’s imputation of income to him but not to the respondent mother. The parties began living together in …

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Today The Law Foundation of Ontario announced that Pamela Cross, the Luke’s Place Legal Director, is their 2019 Guthrie Award recipient! Congratulations, Pam! The Guthrie Award celebrates “exceptional access to justice champions”. Pamela is recognized for her “tremendous contributions to …

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A good family court order or agreement about the arrangements for the children can facilitate a workable relationship between a woman and her ex-partner and lessen opportunities for post-separation abuse. The more details that are set out with precision in …

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Unfortunately, many abusers are not yet ready to give up their power and control after the couple separates so the abuse continues. This is often referred to as post-separation abuse. Women may have to deal with ongoing issues for months …

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Our Virtual Legal Clinic connects women in rural and remote communities to lawyers for free family law advice. Survivors of abuse learn how to complete court forms, what to expect during the family court process and strategies that would be …

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Luke’s Place partners with CLEO to provide a webinar series on family law issues for women leaving abusive relationships. The first in the series looks at the changes to the Divorce Act. In June 2019, the federal government passed Bill …

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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 …

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