In 2017, the Single Mothers Alliance of B.C., a grassroots non-profit organization led by single mothers for single mothers with a mandate of community building, leadership and advocacy, launched a constitutional challenge to British Columbia’s legal aid program. Represented by Continue reading Is there a constitutional right to legal aid?
When I practised law in the mid to late 1990s, most of my clients were women leaving abusive relationships who were involved with family court. My main job, of course, was to provide them with legal representation, and I did Continue reading Surviving family court
On May 22, federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced Bill C-78, which contains significant changes to the Divorce Act. These changes, when passed, will be the first overhaul of divorce laws in Canada in 20 years. Intended to increase the Continue reading Here we go again. . .
In the late 1980s, a new phrase started to pop up in American and then Canadian family courts: parental alienation syndrome (PAS). Originally coined by American psychiatrist Richard Gardner, the term was used to describe situations where one parent intentionally Continue reading Alienating children or protecting them?