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 Abdullah look at the new law, and examine how it may raise safety concerns for women.
This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at the Ontario rules for division of family property, for married and co-habiting couples following relationship breakdown. Topics include the equalization payment, the matrimonial home, and issues for surviving spouses.
This webinar looks at what a Separation Agreement is, what makes it legal, what it can and should include, and how it can help a woman structure money, child custody and visitation issues with an ex-partner. Family law practitioner Sandra Jackson, of the law firm Torkin Manes joins METRAC’s Legal Director, Tamar Witelson for this discussion. Sandra Jackson practices exclusively in the area of family law and has experience assisting clients draft separation agreements to resolve various issues including child custody and access, division of property and support payments. She also has a Master’s degree in social work, and has worked as a child protection worker and hospital social worker.
This webinar will address:
- The new Best Interests of the child factors which have been added to the Divorce Act;
- Specific inclusion of family violence as a factor in considering a child’s Best Interests;
- Details of how family violence is to be considered per the Divorce Act;
- Requirement for a parent to provide notice of an intended relocation with a child under the Divorce Act; and
- Expanded analysis under the best interest rubric.
This webinar is part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, co-presented by Estella Muyinda, Interim Legal Director, METRAC: Action on Violence and guest presenter lawyer, Malerie Rose, Rose Family Law.