When Jody (all names have been changed) left her partner, Dave, she took the kids, who were 8 and 4 years old, and figured that was all she had to do. After all, she had always been the one to Continue reading What really is in the best interests of children?
The answer to this question is both simple and complicated: Only when the law, court processes and those who implement and oversee the interpretation and administration of the law acknowledge the prevalence of violence against women within the family will Continue reading What can family courts do to get a passing grade?
Women are at the highest risk of being killed by their partner at the point of separation. And yet, the family court to which many of these women turn does not offer them a guaranteed safe haven; all too often, Continue reading Ontario’s family courts fail the best interests of the child test when violence is involved