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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 …

Shorten the time to resolution in Ontario’s family court processes: Luke’s Place submission to Honourable Lindsey Park Read More »

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In Manchanda v Thethi 2016 ONSC 3776, Justice Myers begins his decision in this case about financial disclosure by asking: “When is enough, enough?” It is easy to see why he posed this question, as there had been more than …

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Hokhold v Gerbrandt 2015 BCCA 268 is a British Columbia case, so it is not binding on Ontario cases. As well the B.C. Family Law Act contains a number of provisions that are different from those in Ontario’s legislation. Nonetheless, …

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UPDATED June 2017: Legal Aid Ontario has recently begun providing independent legal advice (ILA) certificates to support eligible clients who are engaged in family court mediation. When one of the clients is financially eligible, their former may also be eligible …

Can a woman get a legal aid certificate for mediation? Read More »

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A common legal bullying tactic of abusive men is to slow down family court proceedings by failing to file documents in a timely manner or by filing incomplete documents. Nowhere is this more common than with the filing of Financial …

How can a woman get current tax information from her former spouse? Read More »

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The number of litigants in family court who do not have lawyers has reached a critical point, with between 50 and 80% of cases now involving at least one party who is unrepresented. While not having a lawyer is of …

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The Supervised Visitation Network is a multi-national organization that brings together agencies and individuals interested in supporting safe, conflict-free access by children to the parents with whom they do not live. This year, the Annual Conference was held in Toronto. …

Connecting the dots: The implications of violence against women for supervised access Read More »

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