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A specialized court for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Quebec. A reform with a victim-centered approach
Up until now, victims of sexual assault and domestic violence had their cases heard through the traditional justice system. In 2019, the wheels of reform were put into motion when an expert committee was formed to examine the current measures or lack thereof available.
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What to do if your partner is suffering from an addiction
Addiction is a major issue in many relationships, but it is rarely discussed out of shame. As the partner of a person who is suffering from addiction, it is important to note that sometimes, no matter your efforts,
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Most Common Reasons for Divorce and How to Avoid Them
Getting married is a major life event. This statement may seem obvious, but many couples often do not realize the work, time, and effort that is required to have a successful, happy marriage.
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Does Trust Create A Shield?
The family patrimony framework under the Civil Code of Quebec was designed to protect financially vulnerable spouses following the dissolution or breakdown of a marriage.
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How to Handle Divorce when Pregnant
This may not be how you imagined things to be. That being said, the most important thing to do when pregnant is to focus on your health and the health of your baby.
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Co-parents: an app to split expenses
When it comes to our kids’, clothes, school supplies, extra-curricular activities, the expenses can be endless! Keeping track of all of these costs can be a difficult task, especially for co-parents to split all of these expenses amongst themselves.
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Landmark judgment for victims of domestic violence
Our justice system is making strides in the right direction when it comes to conjugal violence, by holding the perpetrators accountable for their actions.
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Who Keeps the Family Pet after a Divorce or Separation?
A pet is often viewed as an integral and irreplaceable member of the family. Pet parents become emotionally attached to their pets. Even though these pets receive the same unconditional love and affection as any other family member,
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Gender identity
Gender identity is defined as one’s internal sense of self and their gender. Some people mentally identify with their assigned sex at birth, while others identify with a gender other than the one assigned at birth, whether is be male, female, non-binary or anything in-between.
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My ex-spouse has a new partner: what can I do?
The short answer is: nothing. Once you and your partner have made the decision to separate, you may start to date. This can be a difficult reality to face, especially when you and your ex-spouse have children together.
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Co-parent: Here is why you should do it
Co-parenting means that both parents’ continue to participate in their child(ren)’s lives. It is hard to work with someone you were once very close with, but it is necessary for the best interest of the children.
Coping tips for divorce or separation
Coping Tips for Divorce or Separation
Going through a divorce or separation is not easy and can take a toll on your mental health. At times, it may feel impossible to get through the day.
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Reality of Domestic Violence in Family Law Cases
Domestic violence covers all forms of violence which may occur in the home. This may include verbal, physical, financial, mental, and/or sexual abuse that a family member inflicts on another.
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Why Keep Siblings Together During Divorce or Separation?
When a couple makes the decision to get a divorce or to separate, the family unit as they knew changes in an instant. When making a decision for a child, the decision must always be based on the child’s best interest above all else.
Medically Assisted Procreation
Confidentiality of Medically Assisted Procreation: should it be lifted?
In Quebec, the anonymity of sperm donors is protected. In accordance with article 542 of the Civil Code of Quebec, nominative information relating to the medically assisted procreation of a child is confidential.
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New Changes to the Divorce Act: What you need to know
After over 20 years of waiting, Canada’s federal family laws, specifically the Divorce Act, was finally amended. COVID-19 caused the delay of the date to come into effect by almost one year.