Tag: family violence screening

Changes to the Divorce Act: What it can mean for women

woman holding a little boy

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

Tagged with: , ,

C-78: Update on amendments to the Divorce Act

woman holds childs hand

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

Tagged with: , , ,

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: The importance of family violence screening tools for family law practitioners

mom consoling toddler girl

Our new report on family violence screening tools for lawyers and other family law practitioners is now available from the Department of Justice Canada. Family law lawyers are often the first point of contact for those entering the family justice

Tagged with: ,

The importance of family violence screening tools for family law practitioners

woman's hand holding a child's hand

Since 2003, Ontario’s Domestic Violence Death Review Committee consistently finds that a history of domestic violence and pending or recent separation are the first and second highest risk factors for lethality in domestic homicides. Yet there is no universal family

Tagged with: , , ,