Ontario Family Law Podcast

25 - Family Law for First Responders (Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Paramedics and others)


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25 - First Responders and Family Law

Police officers, paramedics and firefighters and other emergency first responders help people every day.  They go into difficult situations when others are running away.  They work in difficult situations, at difficult hours, and the work often has lasting effects on them.  All of this creates unique issues that first responders must address if they separate or divorce (an event that, unfortunately, can be the product of a first responder’s job).   As a special support to first responders, this podcast will give some guidance to first responders on the unique issues they face in Ontario family law. 

John Schuman, Ontario Paramedic and Lawyer


This podcast looks at the special issues that first responder face in the family law matters of child custody and access, parenting plans, child and spousal support, dividing pensions as part of property equalization, the impact of disability payments, and special considerations for first responders in separation and divorce. 


This podcast has been designed as a special support for police offers, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders going through  the difficult times that accompany family law matters. John would like them to know #ivegotyourback911. 


For more information about the unique legal issues faced by police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency first responders, watch this video:



For more help with respect to emergency first responder mental health, go to www.tema.ca or www.ivegotyourback911.com.


Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law on Amazon.ca
Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law Available on Kindle
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For more help on most other family law issues, including a description of important topics such as child custody, child support, spousal support (alimony), property division, restraining orders, the family court process and all of the alternatives to going to family court, pick up a copy of this easy-to-understand book on Ontario Family Law either as a $20 (or less) paperback or as $9.99 ebook from Kindle, or Kobo, or as an iBook for your iPad, iPhone or Mac.  In addition, additional episodes of the Ontario Family Law Podcast are available by following the links above, or to the right, and they are also available on iTunes.  Personalized, direct, and helpful advice is still always the best. Contact Certified Specialist in Family Law, and Ontario Paramedic, John Schuman, by calling 416-446-5847, emailing him, or using the contact form below.  John offers substantial discounts to Ontario First Responders (paramedics, police officers and fire fighters).

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