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JUSTICE PRO BONO launches an e-book to help separating parents

Montreal, May 3, 2019 – Listening to parents experiencing separation, Justice Pro Bono recently launched Gate 33: Guiding Family Separation, an electronic book that provides parents in this situation with tools and guidance from a multidisciplinary perspective.

This e-book is another step in the Gate 33 project, an initiative of Justice Pro Bono, which sheds light on the right of children to have decisions affecting them made in their best interests and with respect for their rights. Based on article 33 of the Civil Code of Québec, which enshrines this principle, the Gate 33 project aims to provide legal and psychosocial resources, focused on the best interests of the child, to families in the process of separation. The e-book now available to Quebec families is an essential resource for parents concerned about a smooth transition that tends to mitigate the negative impacts of separation on their children’s lives.

“The needs of separating parents go beyond the practice of single expertise. They are the result of various concerns, whether legal, psychological or financial, to name a few. Our new e-book offers families a multidisciplinary response to a multifaceted situation,” said Émilie Brien, Project Manager, Justice Pro Bono.

The e-book addresses five main themes: break-up and co-parenting, steps to take in a difficult situation, children, asset sharing and finances. Available free of charge to all Quebecers, this document is intended to be a visual, simple and interactive tool. Several organizations and experts contributed to its drafting, including the Barreau du Québec, the Chambre des notaires du Québec, Éducaloi and the Association de médiation familiale du Québec.

For more information, please contact:

Me Émilie Brien

E-mail: ebrien@justiceprobono.ca