Ending a marriage, with grace and respect

Christina Chung Yes, you can have a successful divorce, says relationship therapist Esther Perel. The first step? Writing goodbye letters to each other. Our culture views divorce as a failure, and even more so when it is precipitated by an infidelity. Longevity is seen as the ultimate indicator of marital achievement, but plenty of people…

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Know what to look for – Stop Human Trafficking

The Michigan State Police (MSP) is increasing its efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking occurring in Michigan. As part of the increased effort, and with grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, the MSP has developed a video for in-home technicians to assist these workers in identifying possible human…

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Protection Orders – Part 3: A Basic Guide to Peace Bonds

Peace Bonds can help protect you against anybody who makes you feel threatened.  A Peace Bond is a protection order made in the criminal court system by a judge, or justice of the peace. Protection Orders are decisions by a judge that put restrictions on someone’s behaviour. Orders are legally binding, which means they have to be followed.  It…

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Protection Orders – Part 2: A Basic Guide to Restraining Orders

If you are afraid that your partner or former partner will hurt you or your children, you can ask a Family Court for a Restraining Order.  A Restraining Order is one type of Protection Order.  Protection Orders are decisions by a judge that put restrictions on someone’s behaviour. Orders are legally binding, which means they have to be…

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Protection Orders – Part 1

If you are afraid of another person, you can try to get a Protection Order (also called a No Contact Order) to protect yourself.  An Order is a decision by a judge that puts restrictions on someone’s behaviour. This article will discuss the different types of protection orders. Introduction If someone’s actions are making you feel unsafe,…

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Crime-related child disappearance leave

Crime-related child death or disappearance leave is an unpaid job-protected leave of absence. It provides up to 104 weeks with respect to the crime-related disappearance of a child. https://www.ontario.ca/document/your-guide-employment-standards-act-0/crime-related-child-disappearance-leave#section-6 Eligibility Employees who have been employed by their employer for at least six consecutive months and who are covered by the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) are entitled…

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