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Family Violence and Homelessness: A Review of the Literature

This literature review from the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Government of Canada, summarizes current knowledge about the relationship between family violence and homelessness. It...

FaithTrust Institute: Working Together to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence. FaithTrust offers a wide range 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...

Fact Sheet: Marriage

by Pamela Cross, LLB In Canada, the regulation of marriage is a provincial matter, so each province has its own laws.In Ontario, that is the Marriage Act, which sets out the rules for how marriage is...

Fact Sheet: Family Law Overview

by Pamela Cross, LLB Family law can be very confusing for anyone. Usually, people only turn to it when there has been a crisis in their family.  Often, the laws themselves are difficult to...

Fact Sheet: Duty To Report

by Pamela Cross, LLB All professionals working with children have a duty to report suspicions of child abuse.  The Child and Family Services Act sets out the legal duty to report obligation: it...

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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