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The Tort of Family Violence Overturned

In Ahluwalia v Ahluwalia, 2022 ONSC 1303, the Ontario superior court recognized a new tort of family violence and awarded the respondent mother $150,000 in compensatory, aggregated, and punitive damages.

Is someone you know in an abusive relationship? The warning signs of domestic violence

Domestic violence, or family violence as it is now often called in Canada, is a serious matter which can have severe repercussions for everyone involved, including criminal proceedings in some instances.

Separating from an abusive partner: fighting DARVO tactics

Raising allegations of family violence in a separation or divorce has historically been a risky endeavour. 

The Protection Order: What is it and How Does it Work?

Individuals subject to family violence in a family law case often seek a Protection Order from the court.

How do I get a restraining order in Alberta during COVID-19?

It is now clear that incidences of domestic violence seem to be increasing during COVID 19. Unfortunately, escaping from an abusive partner is more difficult when there are restrictions on travel and physical contact between people.

A Special Kind of Restraining Order: Emergency Protection Orders (EPO)

An Emergency Protection Order (“EPO”) can be granted by a Alberta Provincial Court Judge or a Justice of the Peace on short notice.  EPO Orders are put in place to deal with incidents of family violence. Family violence includes the following