How can a woman stop her abusive ex from stealing her identity?

We are all familiar with the tactic of financial abuse during a relationship. This abuse can continue and take on new forms after separation. One of those new forms is identity theft, in which the abusive partner steals his partner’s

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Job posting: Fund Development and Community Engagement Manager

Luke’s Place is seeking a creative fund development and/or marketing professional to engage the community, corporations and foundations in supporting our innovative programs and services. We are looking for an energetic and dynamic individual with experience in community fundraising engagement,

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Family Court and Beyond: Order Workbooks and Organizers for your clients!

Our beautiful Family Court and Beyond Survival Workbook and Organizer are now available for purchase. To limit our costs and keep the price low for agencies, the two booklets can be ordered only in sets of ten. Ten copies of

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Safety in your home

Our two new safety resources on Family Court and Beyond will be helpful for women who are leaving home to escape an abusive partner or trying to keep safe in their family home once the abusive partner no longer lives

Case law: Equalization, spousal support and costs

Berta v. Berta 2017 ONCA 874:  The parties were married for 27 years, from 1982 to 2010. They had no children. They owned equal shares of a business created by the husband during the marriage. When they separated in March 2010,

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Is conjoint counselling ever appropriate in situations of woman abuse?

This FAQ builds on work done by others: a paper written by Julie Shaw and a published paper written by Sandra M. Stith and Eric E. McCollum. There are different opinions about whether or not it is appropriate for a

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Professional development for family law lawyers: CPD accredited course on domestic violence

The Luke’s Place online course, “Effective Lawyering with Clients Leaving Abusive Relationships”, is CPD accredited for 1 hour 20 minutes Professionalism Hours and up to 1 hour 10 minutes Substantive Hours. To register and pay online, visit our sign up

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Support Luke’s Place: Registration for DCF Walk closes Oct. 15

A reminder to sign up soon for the Durham Community Foundation Walk to help raise funds for Luke’s Place. Pre-registration is required and closes Monday October 15. About the Walk When: Sunday, October 21st at 10AM. Lunch follows at 11:30AM Where: Deer Creek,

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What is independent legal advice and when does a women need it?

Before a woman signs any kind of agreement related to her family law issues, she should obtain independent legal advice (ILA). This means she needs to meet with her own lawyer to review whatever the agreement may be. Common agreements

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Ontario Family Court Watch: An invitation to organizations

The problem When a woman leaves an abusive relationship, family court outcomes can play a key role in improving the safety and quality of her life and that of her children. However, the family law system can also increase risk

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