For some women, home is as dangerous as the virus

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Published in the Globe & Mail by Elizabeth Renzetti Being trapped inside your house during this coronavirus crisis is hard enough. Now imagine being truly trapped: Let’s say you’re a woman who’s been living with an abusive partner, and planning to leave him. A decision about whether to leave, already dangerous and difficult, becomes almost…

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Case Law: Douglas v Douglas

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In Douglas v Douglas (so far unreported), the father brought a motion to have the status quo access arrangements with the 6 ½ year old child reinstated. The parents have been separated since December 2018, and there are no court orders in place dealing with parenting time. Since February 2019, the father has had regular…

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Luke’s Place partners with Legal Aid Ontario

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Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is investing $600,000 over three years in a partnership with Luke’s Place, a centre devoted solely to improving the safety and experience of abused women and their children as they proceed through the family law process. This investment is to help improve access to justice for women who have experienced domestic…

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10 years of life-changing legal help

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From “I feared for my life and for my children’s lives,” Ms. Murphy says, struggling to contain her tears, even though years have passed. “I was lost. I didn’t know where to turn for help.” A friend recommended Luke’s Place. Ms. Murphy had never heard of the local agency — it’s a place many…

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