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Journalist Flannery Dean recently interviewed Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, and other experts for the article Why Divorce Cases Involving Allegations of Abuse Still Confound Family Courts available online and in the January 2021 issue of Chatelaine magazine. The article centres on the tragic outcomes of two mothers who fled domestic violence and highlights common…

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Marriage The law assumes that each spouse makes equal if different contributions. If the relationship ends, they share the family property equally. Equalization payment Person with greater new family property (NFP) must pay the other spouse half of the difference. Common Law If the relationship ends, no automatic right to equal share of the property.…

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Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, was interviewed for a Toronto Star article on the anniversary of the Polytechnique massacre. The article reflects on the massacre and highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and their safety. “There were a whole lot of factors that combined when the pandemic first hit that put…

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