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Tips for serving family court documents on an abusive former partner

One of a series of FAQs from Luke's Place, this resource explains how the court documents prepared by a woman in her case are served on her former partner, whether by a lawyer or by other arrangements. There is also a link to a fuller discussion of the topic.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Trans Family Law webinar for lawyers and other legal professionals

This webinar looks at:

  • The demographics and common experiences of trans parents in Ontario
  • How to meet the specific challenges that trans identities can present
  • How to work more effectively with trans clients

Available in:

English

Format:

Web , Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Trans Parents & Family Law – Tip Sheet

This tip sheet offers basic family law information for trans parents and their families. Learn about trans people, the challenges facing parents who are trans, the impact on kids and partners, information for couples thinking about breaking up, legal info for trans parents, and how to access legal support and resources.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Transgender Parents and Ontario Family Law

This Fact Sheet entitled "Transgender Parents and Ontario Family Law: Parenting through transition, together or apart" introduces some facts and legal considerations that relate to "trans" people as parents in Ontario. It is intended to help trans parents, their loved ones, and those who support them in the community to manage family law...

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Working with SRLs: Ideas and Suggestions from the Bench

This document was produced by judges from across Canada who hear Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs) on a regular basis in their courtrooms. They have compiled tips to help judges and SRLs be more effective when working together.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Kicked out: What Can I Take With Me?

Justice for Children and Youth lawyers explain what you can legally take with you from home if you have been kicked out or if you leave home, what happens if you already left home and didn't take your stuff, and what you can do if you've tried everything but still can't get your stuff.

Available in:

English

Format:

Video

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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Communication Access to Justice

Communication Access to Justice (CAJ) focuses on reducing communication barriers and increasing supports for people with communication disabilities within the justice system. Its web site has fact sheets, videos, slide shows, webinars, and links to other resources, including a list of communications assistants across Canada.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2011

Gladue Primer

This booklet is for Aboriginal defendants who want to know more about their Gladue rights and are working with their lawyer or advocate to prepare a Gladue report. It contains information about Gladue rights, the history of Gladue, and how Gladue works. The booklet also has a workbook and resources that walk users through the process of preparing...

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2011

Helping a Child be a Witness in Court

This booklet is an overview of information useful in supporting a testifying child or teenager in Canada.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2011

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Notes on Capacity to Instruct Counsel

This paper, intended for lawyers, is an introduction to the issue of capacity in clients and what to do when a client's ability to instruct counsel is in question.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2011