When Tina Turner belted out “What’s love got to do with it?” in 1984, she had left her relationship with the abusive Ike Turner behind her. However, reports of their divorce indicate she also left behind much of her financial Continue reading What’s law got to do with it?
“But if you try sometime you find/You get what you need.” Many women leaving abusive relationships would take exception to even the modest optimism expressed by the Rolling Stones in this 1969 hit. Nonetheless, this is very much the tone Continue reading “You can’t always get what you want . . .”
In 2014, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) introduced mandatory domestic violence awareness training for its staff. Since its implementation, more than 1,200 LAO staff and 800 lawyers have participated. This successful program can and should serve as a model for violence Continue reading Legal Aid Ontario Domestic Violence Training: A VAW best practice model
Those of us who have been advocates and activists on the issue of custody and access in cases involving violence against women always perk up our ears when we hear the name of Senator Anne Cools. Ms Cools was closely Continue reading Presumptions have no place in family law