November is Family Violence Prevention Month (FVPM) in Alberta.
In support of FVPM, we are pleased to offer two of our related papers as FREE downloads throughout the month of November. Click the titles below, add to your cart, enter the code FVPM at the time of checkout, and proceed with your order to receive free access to these valuable downloads. (Available until November 30, 2021)
Identifying Coercive Control In Canadian Family Law: A Required Analysis In Determining The Best Interests Of The Child
Section 16(4) of the recently amended Divorce Act assumes that family law professionals have (or will acquire) a working knowledge of the concept of coercive control. This paper explores the general concept of coercive control, provides suggestions for screening for coercive control, and highlights how coercive behaviour manifests in the family law context.
This paper provides some background on the intersection of family violence and family law, particularly parenting issues, and your obligations to your client. It also highlights recent amendments to the Divorce Act that touch on family violence.