Ontario Family Law Podcast

Is January Divorce Month?

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CBC Ontario Morning with Wei Chen

CBC Ontario Morning with Wei Chen

It is not just urban legend that more couples separate or start their divorce in January.  Divorce Lawyers do see more people call their offices in that month than any other. John Schuman was a guest on CBC’s Ontario Morning radio program to explain why.  You can listen to interview by clicking on the player to the left.


Divorce in January

The pressure and stress of the holidays are too much for some couples.  Others find that spending so much time together can exaggerate the difficulties in the relationship.  Others decide that they are going to turn over a new leaf in the new year - and those plans do not include their spouses.  Regardless of the reason for the separation, it is not as important as the first steps after the separation - as those decisions can have a bigger impact on the spouses, and the children, as the separation itself.


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1 - Separation and First Decisions

Deciding to separate from a spouse is a decision to make carefully. It is a decision that should be made knowing what will happen next and what to do.   To find out more about how to separate from your spouse and what to do next, check out the first episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast.   You should also watch the video below.  Finally, get more information about the first steps after separating from your spouse on this page


There are also a number of common mistakes that people make when separating from their spouses.  Some of the most common ones are set out in the video below.  However, to make sure you are making the best decisions for your and your children, you should consult with a top family law lawyer about the specifics of your case. John Schuman is a Certified Specialist in Family Law.  To make an appointment with him, use the contact form at the bottom of the page, email him, or call 416-446-4036.

Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law (book)


Another source of reliable family law information, that you can access at any time - before or after separation, is this $9.99 e-book for KindleKobo, or iPad/iPhone/Mac or ordering the paperback version.  It includes  a lot of helpful information about Ontario Family Law issues, including property division, support, and most other family law that separating spouses and parents must address everyday.  It will help you understand not only the law, but the decisions you have to make and what is involved with each choice. 

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