07 March 2013

Guide for Victims of Family Violence Published by UBC Centre for Feminist Legal Studies

The Centre for Feminist Legal Studies at the UBC Faculty of Law has just published a helpful new paper, The BC Family Law Act: A Plain Language Guide for Women Who Have Experienced Abuse (PDF). According to the paper's introductory comments, the paper deals with family violence as it is addressed by the Family Law Act and
"...was written for women who are leaving or thinking about leaving a relationship with an abusive man and need information on family law problems. However, the information in this  guide applies to a marriage-like relationship between any two people, for example, two people in a same sex relationship."