The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to protect the public have left women in abusive relationships in a tough spot, say representatives from a Durham organization that provides family court support to abused women. Journalist Reka Szekely …

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Your donation helps us to support women with urgent family law issues during the COVID-19 crisis. Some women are trying to escape abusive relationships at this time of social isolation. Others are dealing with abusive ex-partners who refuse to return …

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Thomas v Wohleber 2020 ONSC 1965: This is the first case to date that addresses the issue of urgency in a financial context. The two parties have been married for 11 years and have two children. No court orders were …

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This webinar looks at the issue of international abduction of children in the context of family violence, with a focus on steps a woman can take to pre-empt an international abduction as well as what she can do if her …

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Onuoha v Onuoha 2020 ONSC 1815: The family had been living in Nigeria, but in October 2019, the mother brought the couple’s two children to Ontario. The father claimed that he had not consented to this and brought a Hague …

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  Skuce v Skuce (2020 ONSC 1881): The Skuces separated in May 2019, with three young children. The children have lived with their mother since then, spending time with their father in informally supervised settings. The father is a recovering …

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In Douglas v Douglas (so far unreported), the father brought a motion to have the status quo access arrangements with the 6 ½ year old child reinstated. The parents have been separated since December 2018, and there are no court …

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On March 20, Justice Diamond issued a decision in a case (Jackman v Doyle, not yet reported) in which the mother sought the return of the children from the father’s care. The triage judge, Justice Shore had, the day before, …

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Two COVID-19 family law decisions addressing the issue of what makes a case “urgent” under the present court regime in Ontario have been decided on in the past week. One has been reported (Smith v Sieger, 2020 ONSC 1861); the …

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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 On Thursday March 19, we met with Chief …

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