Ask A Lawyer: Family violence and the tools that can help protect victims

Communications and Public Relations
November 09, 2021

November is Family Violence Prevention Month. Sadly, many families across Alberta and the country are suffering domestic violence. It is a disturbing and complex situation that can happen to anyone.

There are legal tools victims of family violence can access for free from Legal Aid Alberta – you can seek an Emergency Protection Order, which gives police the authority to remove the person alleged to have committed family violence from the home.

Legal Aid Alberta staff family lawyer Christina Riddoch outlines protections available to victims of family violence in this month’s segment of Ask A Lawyer.

Watch: Ask A Lawyer: Family violence and the legal tools that can help improve victim justice

Related Resources
If you are experiencing family violence and are in danger, call the police

Legal Aid Alberta Family Violence Webinar and Q & A

Legal Aid Alberta Family Violence services

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