Tag: shared parenting

How can I co-parent safely with an abusive ex-partner?

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To maintain their control, abusers often seek shared custody of the children when the relationship ends. Today’s Parent interviewed Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, and other Canadian experts on ways to co-parent with an abusive-ex-partner. These include: Making a

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Opposing Bill S-202: Joint custody is dangerous when there is a history of abuse

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On December 13, 2017, Luke’s Place Legal Director Pamela Cross made a submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs about Bill S-202. Pamela made the submission on behalf of the National Association of Women and the

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Shared parenting and the safety of women and children: Luke’s Place delivers keynote at national conference

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Luke’s Place Legal Director, Pamela Cross, presented at “Diverse Voices”, the 17th Annual Family Violence Conference. This year’s national event was held in Edmonton. Pamela was the keynote speaker on November 17, presenting on the trend of courts to order

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When Shared Parenting and the Safety of Women and Children Collide

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Shared parenting and joint custody are common outcomes in family law cases, even when there is a history of woman abuse. Such custody and access arrangements mean that an abusive partner can continue his manipulation of and violence against the

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Shared Parenting and Domestic Violence

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The concept of shared parenting can endanger women and their children in families in which violence is an issue. A family court system premised on “friendly parenting” that does not understand ongoing post-separation violence creates serious challenges for women and

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