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Partner Abuse: How Can a Restraining Order Help?

Recorded on April 30, 2019 – Review or refresh what you know about Restraining Orders: when you can get one for a family abuse or violence situation in Ontario, and how they are similar and different from Peace Bonds.  This webinar is part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, co-presented by METRAC’s Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, and family law lawyer Malerie Rose of Rose

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Steps to Justice – Abuse and Family Violence

Steps to Justice is a website that empowers people in Ontario to understand and take action to deal with their legal problems.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Understanding the Best Interests of the Child Test

Updated in October 2019 – Custody and access decisions are made using the best interests of the child test, as set out in section 24 of the Children’s Law Reform Act. The test has a number of factors that judges are required to consider in making decisions about custody and access.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Assistance abroad: Child abduction and custody issues

This Government of Canada website covers these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Family Court and Beyond

Luke’s Place has prepared Family Court and Beyond, for women who are leaving abusive relationships and are involved in family court processes. It covers many topics, including:

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Family Law Issues for Immigrant, Refugee and Non-Status Women

If you or your partner came to Canada from another country, you may face both family law and immigration challenges when your relationship ends. This resource covers these topics:

Available in:

English, Français, American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Family Law Topics in American Sign Language (ASL)

Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) has produced a number of Family Law videos in American Sign Language (ASL), including the following titles:

Available in:

American Sign Language (ASL)

Produced by:

FLEW/FODF

Format:

Video

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Peace bonds

This Law Facts resource from Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) answers these questions:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Peace Bonds Fact Sheet

This fact sheet from the Department of Justice Canada covers these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

What do you need? How to get help

This page on the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic website lists ways you can get help when you need it. It has information on clinic services, abuse, safety, your children, partner abuse, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse/incest, housing and money, immigration, forced marriage, charges for assault, and lawyers.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018