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Family court can be an overwhelming experience for anyone, but especially for women with children who are leaving an abusive relationship. This webinar introduces Family Court and Beyond: a workbook, organizer and website we have developed to assist women on …

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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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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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A new report published by the Department of Justice Canada describes what many of us already know about family violence and family law processes: In a family law context, violence, abuse and neglect within families can have wide ranging, long-term …

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We’re excited to announce the launch of our latest initiative, Family Court and Beyond. Designed for women who are leaving abusive relationships and are involved in family court processes, this package offers a wide array of information and tools. The …

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Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, joined other experts, including survivor Julie Craven, in explaining the dangers and challenges for women when criminal and family courts do not share information in a recent Toronto Star article, “Failure of criminal, family …

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Many women who are dealing with family court are also involved with criminal court proceedings, as either a victim/witness or as an accused. There are a number of differences in the purpose, function and outcomes of the two courts as …

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The Law Commission of Ontario has just released its report “Increasing Access to Family Justice Through Comprehensive Entry Points and Inclusivity.” The report provides very useful, detailed information about the nature of Ontario families in 2013, examining particular barriers faced …

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