Staying Home Safely After Abuse: Court Orders That Can Help

Recorded on August 22, 2016 - In this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, and family law lawyer, Glenda Perry, discuss different kinds of family and criminal court orders that can help a woman force an abusive partner to leave her home and stay away.

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August 22, 2016
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1 hour and 26 minutes

Child Custody and Access: Ideas for Single Mothers

Recorded on June 16, 2016 - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series reviews basics about child custody and access, and discusses ideas for mothers about the rights and responsibilities of raising children after the relationship between parents ends. METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, is joined by family law lawyer, Charley Levitan.

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June 16, 2016
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1 hour and 36 minutes

The Partner Assault Response Program (PAR): A Part of the Domestic Violence Court System

Recorded on March 8, 2016 - If you or your partner has been charged with domestic assault, there is a good chance that the resolution will involve the accused person attending the Partner Assault Response Program (PAR). What is it? What does it involve? How can it help women who have been assaulted by their partners? Find out from this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW)...

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March 08, 2016
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1 hour and 15 minutes

After Bill S-7: Women and New Laws Affecting Marriage

Recorded on January 29, 2016  - Bill S-7, the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act was passed last year. It makes changes to law affecting forced and underage marriage, and may have immigration effects for women in polygamous relationships. In this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, METRAC's Legal Director Tamar Witelson and guest lawyer Silmi...

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January 29, 2016
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1 hour and 8 minutes

Protecting Women's Rights to the Family Home on Reserves: Important Changes for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Women

Recorded on March 23, 2015  - There are recent changes to the law with the goal of providing better safety, and access to the family home, for women and children living on First Nations reserves.  Both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women have new property rights on reserve when their relationship breaks down. This webinar is part of the Family...

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March 23, 2015
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1 hour, 15 minutes.

Understanding the Intersections and Conflicts Among Family, Criminal, and Immigration Law

Recorded on May 8, 2014 - Many women who have left abusive relationships find themselves involved in several, sometimes conflicting, legal systems. This webinar will examine family, criminal, and immigration law from this perspective, with a focus on gaps and conflicts, so frontline workers can better support women who find themselves entangled in more than one legal system at the same time....

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May 08, 2014
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57 minutes

Understanding the Best Interests of the Child Test

Recorded on April 17, 2014 - All 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. This webinar examines each factor in the context of a case involving violence against women and makes...

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April 17, 2014
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57 minutes

Supporting an Abused Woman to Get a Restraining Order

Recorded on March 27, 2014 - Family court restraining orders can provide women with a measure of safety, but for an application to be successful, evidence must be presented effectively. This webinar discusses what a restraining order is and looks briefly at other approaches to keeping an abuser away from his former partner. It provides tips for frontline workers about how and where women can...

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March 27, 2014
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57 minutes

Spousal Support Basics and Partner Abuse

Recorded on March 24, 2014. - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at who can get spousal support, what factors affect the amount of payments, and for how long. It looks at how domestic abuse or violence, during or after the relationship, can affect spousal support payments and gives some ideas on how to ensure fairness and safety.

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March 24, 2014
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1 hour and 13 minutes

Supporting an Abused Woman to Write an Effective Affidavit

Recorded  on March 13, 2014 - Affidavits are court documents that allow the party to tell their story in detail to the court. This webinar will explore the different kinds of affidavits and how they may be used in a family law case. Using custody and access as the framework, frontline workers will learn tips for effective affidavit writing as well as for gathering evidence of past...

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March 13, 2014
Length:
55 minutes