News in Family Law
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Stepstojustice.ca aims to provide reliable answers to common legal questions and problems. 'It’s sort of like an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) of law,' says Paul Schabas, the treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
"I think we are quite good at identifying who is high-risk," said Pamela Cross, legal director at Luke's Place. "I think the challenge is: so then what do we do about that."
Bill 34 will force courts to consider grandparents when granting access. An estimated 75,000 are estranged from their grandkids.
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The proposed new Child, Youth and Family Services Act, if passed, will replace existing legislation with a modern, child-centred act, that will strengthen the rights of children and youth.
Aboriginal children placed in non-Aboriginal homes may well have suffered harm, but the federal government cannot now be held liable, Ottawa argues in new court filings.
Same-sex parents in Ontario and others who use assisted reproduction to conceive no longer have to adopt their own children.
Bill 28 recognizes the legal status of all parents, whether they are LGBTQ2+ or straight, and whether their children were conceived with or without assistance.
Luke's Place offers the course, Effective Lawyering with Clients Leaving Abusive Relationships, which has received a great deal of interest and positive feedback.