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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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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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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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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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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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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Horowitz v. Nightingale 2017 ONSC 2168: This motion was brought by the husband for an order staying the family law proceeding between him and his wife. The parties were married for 16 years prior to their separation. They had three children. 

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Ottawa, June 19, 2019—After decades of advocacy by women’s rights groups pressing for much needed changes to the Divorce Act, including by a coalition led by the National Association for Women and the Law (NAWL) and Luke’s Place, and the

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Bill C-78, which passed Third Reading in the Senate on Wednesday, contains significant changes to the Divorce Act and may soon become law. The full name of C-78 is An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and

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The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is a program of the Ministry of Community and Social Services that collects and distributes court-ordered child and spousal support payments. If the person paying support fails to do so, FRO can enforce the court

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