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Presenting Evidence of Abuse in Family Court

On behalf of Luke’s Place and Springtide Resources, feminist lawyer Pamela Cross explains the importance of woman abuse evidence in family court cases. This taped webinar explores why such evidence...

Love, Sex, Violence and Crime: An overview of Criminal Law and Violence Against Women

This self-directed online course will provide participants with an increased ability to provide support and advocacy for women who have experienced physical or sexual violence, or criminal harassment...

After She Leaves: Supporting Women through the Family Court Process Online Training

Do you work with survivors of woman abuse who are dealing with family law issues? Do you want to learn more about the family court process, how to present evidence of abuse effectively and how to...

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The Impacts of Recent Law Reforms on Abused Women Involved in the Family Court Process in Ontario: An Environmental Scan of Violence Against Women Service Providers

Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre for Women and Children in collaboration with Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic conducted a...

Family Violence and the Deaf: Legal Education and Information Issues: A National Needs Assessment

This report provides a review of the legal needs of deaf individuals in relation to family violence. Information was gathered from stakeholders in the field of deafness as well as from a number of...

Fact Sheet: Stalking and Family Law

by Pamela Cross, LLB What is stalking? Many abusive men find new ways to continue the abuse and intimidate their partner after the end of the relationship.  One of the most common strategies is...

Fact Sheet: Spousal Support

by Pamela Cross, LLB At the end of a marriage or common-law relationship, one of the partners is often in a worse financial situation than the other.  Spousal support is intended to offset this...

Fact Sheet: Property Division

When people live together they often shared their possessions and do not always keep track of who has bought what; dividing up this property when the relationship ends can be difficult. People who...

Fact Sheet: Mobility - Moving with the Children

by Pamela Cross, LLB It is not uncommon for a woman to want or need to move to a new community after separating from an abusive partner. She may need to do so for her own safety if her former...