50 - Is COVID19 A Good Time to Separate or Divorce?



Ontario Family Law Podcast

The pandemic has been extremely stressful for everyone.  The fears of getting sick, combined with being isolated from friends and loved ones, the disruption of routines, the loss of favorite activities and perhaps the financial insecurity has made coping difficult for people who do not have underlying mental health problems.   Add to that, many people are spending more time with their spouses than they ever have before, and they are learning lots about partners, and perhaps lots that they do not like.  Life can become intolerable for people living together, particularly where they cannot get along or sympathize with what each other are feelings.  For many others who already have strained relationship, the pandemic has pushed them past the breaking point.  Many people are asking, “Is COVID19 a good time to separate?” 


In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, provides some important information for making that decision.


While this episode answers specific questions about separating during COVID19, many of the considerations are applicable at other times too.  Concerns about custody of the children, child support, spousal support and how property division will work out will continue even after the pandemic is over. The Family Law Principals will be the same.  Only the circumstances will be different. 


If you found this episode helpful or interesting, check out the following episodes:

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The Ontario Family Law Podcast is a companion to the book, Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available  as a $9.99 Kindle eBook, Kobo eBook, or iBook for your iPad or iPhone and as a a paperback from Amazon and better bookstores.   Anyone who has to deal with issues related to child custody, child access or parenting after separation should rely on both of them for  give easy-to-understand information and advice about how the law applies to their case and what are the best ways to address their concerns.  The book also covers all the other related family law issues, such as child support, spousal support, property division and restraining orders.  To get your copy of the book, click on the picture of the book above and to the left.


Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on family law, divorce and separation issues.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  The host of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, John Schuman, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, practicing in Toronto.  If you would like to contact him, either call 416-446-5847, email us,  or fill out form below and click “send.”


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