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IPV victims’ advocates hope for a new BC family court | Blog

Advocates believe a family court pilot initiative in British Columbia may be promising for domestic violence victims who are navigating an intimidating legal system. The Ministry of Attorney General and BC’s provincial court developed the project. An informal trial process is being examined as part of new court rules meant to resolve legal matters faster.… Read More »

Family law advocates raise privacy concerns over guardianship database bill

An obscure bill moving quickly through the Florida legislature has family law experts concerned over the establishment of what they say is a far-reaching database and a sweeping expansion of data collection on some of the state’s most vulnerable individuals. The two bills, Senate Bill 1710 and its companion in the House, HB 1349, would… Read More »

Pregnant people with substance use issues need treatment, not jail, advocates and experts say

Although the mother was initially charged and convicted of murder in the stillbirth of her child, serving more than a year in jail, the dismissal of her charges led to the California attorney general weighing in on how the state’s law on murder should be interpreted in these kinds of cases. Last year, a murder… Read More »