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.
If you are experiencing family violence and are in danger, call the police
Previously on Ask A Lawyer:
Ask A Lawyer: Duty Counsel Day and the impact of duty counsel lawyers
Ask A Lawyer: The Vital Role of Duty Counsel
Ask A Lawyer: Indigenous Courts and Restorative Justice
Ask A Lawyer: Mental Health and the Law
Ask A Lawyer: Immigration and Refugee Claims During the Pandemic
Ask A Lawyer: Teenagers and Crime
Ask A Lawyer: Child Support Payment