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Aboriginal Women: No Rights to Land or Children

This document by Mabel Nipshank provides an overview of the violence Aboriginal Women face. In particular society's structure and issues around land and child rights are examined. At one time...

Child Custody and Access: The Experiences of Abused Immigrant and Refugee Women

In January 2000, Education Wife Assault (Springtide Resources), with the support of Status of Women initiated a participatory research project to: Learn more about the child custody and access...

Custody and Access Assessments

by Samantha E. Poisson Whether it is because most parents can devise a workable child care arrangement or because of the absence of one parent, the majority of separating families, approximately 80...

Custody Issues for Gay & Lesbian Parents

by Margaret Buist In the last two years both federal and Ontario laws have changed significantly to grant many new legal rights to same-sex partners. For example, same-sex partners can now claim...

Emotional Abuse and Family Court Proceedings

by Pamela Cross "Sticks and stones may break my bones,but names will never hurt me."                   ...

Fact Sheet: Common Access Problems

by Pamela Cross, LLB It is not uncommon for an abuser to cause ongoing difficulties with custody and access. This can happen even when the order is clear and detailed. Understandably, women are often...

Fact Sheet: Common Family Law Terms

by Pamela Cross, LLB Application: A family court case begins when one person brings an application, in which she lists what she is seeking - for instance, custody of the children, child support and...

Fact Sheet: Custody and Access

by Pamela Cross, LLB When two people who have children separate, sorting out the arrangements for the children is often the most difficult issue.This is especially true when a woman leaves an...

Fact Sheet: Divorce

by Pamela Cross, LLB Divorce is regulated by the Divorce Act, which is a federal law.  This means that it applies to everyone in Canada, no matter where they live. Only people who are married...

Fact Sheet: Domestic Contracts

by Pamela Cross, LLB There are three common types of domestic contracts that are permitted and regulated under Ontario's Family Law Act: cohabitation agreements marriage contracts separation...

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