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Track the abuse throughout your relationship by thinking about what went on at key points. Write this down; point form is fine. Take some time to organize this information before any meeting where you may have to talk about it; …

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In situations of extreme urgency, a woman may be able to bring an ex parte motion. In this process, her partner is not served with the documents and the judge makes a decision the same day as the woman files …

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In Part 1 of this FAQ, I explored some of the reasons why many women find it hard to talk about their experiences of abuse as well as why they need to share this information. This week, I’ll provide tips …

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In the case of Scarlett v Farrell, 2014 ONCJ 517, Justice Spence considered whether video recordings made by the father should be admitted in a custody trial. At the point of trial, the mother had sole custody of the couple’s …

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The presence of violence in the family is an important consideration in custody and access cases. It is, as we discuss below, one of the factors in the best interests of the child test. However, this does not mean that …

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All custody and access decisions are made using the best interests of the child test, as set out in section 24 of the Children’s Law Reform Act. The test has a number of factors that judges are required to consider …

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Our webinar on restraining orders, designed for service providers, provides tips about how and where women can gather evidence to support their application as well as suggestions about safety planning both before and after the restraining order is obtained. This …

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All custody and access decisions are made using the best interests of the child test, as set out in section 24 of the Children’s Law Reform Act. The test sets out a number of factors that judges are required to …

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Luke’s Place offers a webinar on affidavits designed to aid service providers as they support women who must prepare affidavits for their family law case. The presentation uses custody and access as a framework and covers: the different kinds of …

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View the webinar on emergency motions delivered by Luke’s Place and hosted by Your Legal Rights on February 27, 2014. Designed for frontline workers, the webinar goes through the emergency motion process, explores the common reasons that emergency motions fail, …

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