Ontario Family Law Podcast

23 - Why You Need a Will

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People hear over and over again that they need a will.  However, very few people understand the problems and unfortunate circumstances that are caused by dying intestate. If they did, they would see an estates lawyer immediately.  Very few people want their wealth to pass on to the taxman or estranged relatives instead of loved-ones.

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This podcast gives an easy-to-understand explanation of why you need a last will and testament. However, rather than simply discussing principles of estates law, it has a dramatic presentation that illustrates some common problems created by dying without a will.  It illustrates how people unwittingly give away their wealth to undesirable relatives, shady creditors, and the taxman, while taking money, and maybe even cherished assets, away from beloved spouses and deserving children. 


Having a will is important.  This podcast is essential listing for procrastinators – and people who are recently married or divorced as their wills are now void.  Planning your affairs is often simple and not expensive  - as the lawyers do the complicated part for you.  Listen to hear what you need to know about last wills and testaments. 


The host of the Ontario Family Law PodcastJohn Schuman, is a top Family Law and Divorce Lawyer, practicing in Toronto at Devry Smith Frank LLP, which is a full service law firm with excellent lawyers in both family law and personal injury law.  If you would like to contact John, either call 416-446-5847, email him or fill out form below and click “send.”  If you would like John to introduce you to lawyers who specialize in wills and estates, estate litigation, or evening setting up trusts or other more complicated wealth-planning tools, feel free to contact him.

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Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast every month to get valuable pointers on family law, divorce and separation issues.  For the more comprehensive information about family law issues, pick up a copy of this easy-to-understand book on the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is the companion book to the Ontario Family Law Podcast.  You can also get it as an ebook for Kobo or an iBook for iPad, iPhone or Mac.


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If you would like to comment on this edition of the podcast, please use the form below.  Your comments may help others in difficult family law, divorce or estates and succession situations.   You can also use the form below to suggest topics for future editions of the Ontario Family Law Podcast.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  


22- Children’s Rights in Ontario Schools

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22 - Children's Right's in Ontario Schools

This is a special children's rights edition of the Ontario Family Law Podcast.  Rather than focusing on family law issues, this edition looks at the rights that children, especially children have in Ontario's schools - both public and private.  It explains the school's duty to accommodate a child's disabilities, and explains the limits on those accommodations.  It also goes over various court and tribunal decisions that explain how those Humans Rights Law works would put into practice in education matters. 

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Parents of children with special needs often struggle to get those students the help they need in school.  However, knowing the child's rights in the education system can be of great assistance to parents.  Schools are often more willing to provide assistance to a child when the child or the parents know what duties the school has to that child.  This podcast will be of great help to children with special needs and their parents, in getting assistance at school.

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The “enhanced” version of the podcast, which is available in the iTunes Store, contains all the slides from the presentation.   They appear in iTunes or on your iPhone, iPad or iPod as you listen.  If you are downloading the MP3 from, or listening on, this page, several of the slides are on the left on desktop computers or below on mobile devices.  You can download them by “right-clicking” on the image. 

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The host of the Ontario Family Law PodcastJohn Schuman, is a top Education Law and Family Law, practicing in Toronto at Devry Smith Frank LLP, which is a full service law firm with excellent lawyers in both family law and education law.  John’s guest on this edition of the podcast is human rights lawyer, Marty Rabinovitch. If you would like to contact either John or Marty, call 416-446-5847, or email us, or fill out form below and click “send.”  We respond quickly to assist children by defending their rights.


Please also feel free to use the form below to comment on this page.  Thousands of people download the Ontario Family Law Podcast every month for helpful information about legal issues that affect them.  Please feel free to share this page on your social network, using the buttons at the bottom of the page, your friends and colleagues can also get the legal help they need on children’s rights, or family law matters.


John Talks Child Support on the Ward and Al Radio Show

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John Schuman Talks Child Support with Ward and Al

John was a guest on the Ward and Al Show on Canada Talks Radio (SiriusXM channel 167).  The topic was child support, which has been in the news over the issue of child support arrears, deadbeat parents and how parents can unwillingly fall behind on child support. Ward, Al and John also discussed whether the court system, family laws or child support laws are biased against men, or whether women are more disadvantaged by the child support enforcement system (which is the Family Responsibility Office in Ontario).   They also discussed the delays in the Family Court System, the need for more funding for support enforcement and more efficiencies in the Family Court System.  John also explains the steps in support enforcement, what happens to people who do not pay support, and how parents who need support can convince the Family Responsibility Office, or other support enforcement agency, to go after child or spousal support arrears.


This is an excellent discussion of child support, how the child support and Family Court systems work, and where they fail, as well as a discussion of the “gender politics” of child support.   Anyone who has a child support case will benefit immensely from the in-depth analysis of child support from the Ward and Al Radio Show.  You can listen to the program by clicking play above.

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An easy-to-understand guide to Ontario Family Law for non-lawyers. Click on the cover above to purchase on Amazon.


If you are person who has to change a support order, watch this video to learn how to do that.  For moreon child support, you can watch this video and listen to this podcast for the details of how child support works in Ontario and Canada.   You can also learn a lot more about child support, and many other family law issues, as well as an explanation of how to set child support and how to change it, in this easy-to-understand book on Ontario Family Law.  Click on the links to the left to get the book for your e-reader, tablet or phone. 

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If you have a child support problem, contact Certified Specialist in Family Law, and expert child support lawyer, John Schuman, by calling him at 416-446-5080, or you can email him or use the form below.  As always, you can also use the form below to comment on the program. Please feel free to share this radio program on child support with your social network using the buttons at the bottom of the page.


21 - How Family Law Can Take Away a Personal Injury Settlement

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Personal Injury Law is not Family Law.  But Family Law can have a huge impact on the money that an injured person receives from a settlement.  Without careful planning and consideration, an injured person could lose half the settlement or more to their spouse - despite the provisions in the law that re supposed to protect those settlements so that an injured person has the money that he or she requires to meet basic needs.

 

21 - How Family Law Can Take Away a Personal Injury Settlement

This podcast focuses on the victims of personal injury and the financial aspects of family law - because a disability alone should not affect child custody or access. (If you want to know what is important in child custody and access cases, listen to this edition of the Ontario Family Law Podcast).  This “Person Injury and Family Law” episode explains some of the common mistakes that injured people make that can cause them to loose their settlement funds if their marriage breaks down.  Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, also provides some good legal advice about how to protect settlement funds to meet the needs of the injured spouse.

 

If you are the victim of a personal injury, a personal injury lawyer, a support person case manager, or health care provided, this podcast provides indispensable information about protecting money intended to cover personal care and meet important needs. 


The host of the Ontario Family Law PodcastJohn Schuman, is a top Family Law and Divorce Lawyer, practicing in Toronto at Devry Smith Frank LLP, which is a full service law firm with excellent lawyers in both family law and personal injury law.  If you would like to contact John, either call the number at the top of this page or fill out form below and click “send.”  If you would like John to introduce you to some of the best Toronto personal injury lawyers, feel free to contact him.

Guide to the Basics of Ontario Famly Law - an easy to understand book to help with separation, divorce, family court, mediation, arbitration and child welfare

An easy-to-understand guide to Ontario Family Law for non-lawyers. Click on the cover above to purchase on Amazon.

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Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast every month to get valuable pointers on family law, divorce and separation issues.  For the more comprehensive information about family law issues, pick up a copy of this Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available as an e-book for Amazon Kindle or Kobo, and as an iBook for iPad, iPhone and Mac, or as a paperback from Amazon and other fine book sellers.  The Guide is an easy-to-understand explanation of the basics of all aspects of Ontario Family Law, from a description of Family Court and the other ways to resolve family law matters, to a description of the most important family law topics, to tips on how to avoid common mistakes  and succeed after separation. 

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If you would like to comment on this podcast, please use the form below.  Your comments may help others in difficult family law or divorce situations.   You can also use the form below to suggest topics for future editions of the Ontario Family Law Podcast.


Comments:

Collette Short - Collaborative Lawyer, Family Law Solicitor & Director at Focus Family Law

I have experience of this in the English courts too. The first time I came across such circumstances I was confident I would find either case law or even legislation to support my quest to protect and ring fence the personal injury settlement within the divorce proceedings. I was wrong!


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