COVID-19 decision: minimizing the backlog J.T.K. v. A.E.M. 2020 CarswellOnt 6682 (C.J.): After weeks of being told that the courts can only deal with the most urgent of situations, that parents are expected to work out their differences on their …

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Technology abuse, sometimes called electronic abuse or online harassment, is a common tactic used by many abusers. It often takes the form of stalking and, as an advocate, keeping this in mind will help you support your clients. An Australian …

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While the amended Divorce Act will, without question, materially improve the situation of those fleeing abuse (if they use the Divorce Act to resolve parenting issues), it is not perfect. This article explores two criteria in the best interests test, …

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Women have the right to use technology Eliminating the use of technology will isolate her from friends and family and limit employment and access to information and services. Tech safety planning helps a survivor use technology strategically. Make it a …

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It is no surprise to those who work with women fleeing abuse that many of their partners and former partners are using the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health protocols put in place to contain the spread of the virus …

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In Edwards v Robinson 2020 ONSC 2956, the mother brought an urgent motion on May 1st for the return of the parties’ two youngest children (the oldest is 20 years old) to her by the father, who had had them since March …

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As we continue to find our way through the strange new world of life in a pandemic, it is easy to lose sight of things that seemed important to us just a few months ago. The significantly revised Divorce Act, …

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Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre wants everyone supporting women fleeing abuse to have up-to-date information about what family law services and supports are available across Ontario at this time. Family Courts May 7/20 Update: The Ontario Court of Justice …

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  36 feminist and equality-seeking groups from across Canada, including Luke’s Place, endorsed the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) brief submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill C-5 – …

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McNeil v McGuinness 2020 ONSC 1918 In this case, which was identified by the court as having “a long history of conflict and litigation since the parties separated in 2012,” Justice Pazaratz declined to find the father’s motion to be …

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