Ontario Family Law Podcast

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Podcast Episodes:

  1. Separation and First Decisions
  2. Deciding How to Resolve Matters After Separation
  3. Divorce - What Does It Mean? How Do I Get One?
  4. How To Have an Enforceable Marriage Contract in Ontario
  5. What Say Do Children Get In Separation and Divorce?
  6. Why Income for Taxes is Different From Income for Support
  7. What Does the Term “Child Custody” Mean?
  8. How Your Heart Can Get You Into Financial Trouble
  9. How Is Property Divided After a Marriage in Ontario?
  10. Child Support in Ontario/Canada: Who Pays and How Much?
  11. Child Support’s Special and Extraordinary Expenses
  12. How Step Parents and Grandparents Can Be on the Hook for Child Support
  13. Spousal Support in Ontario and Canada
  14. Ontario Family Court Step-by Step #1: Starting and Responding to Court Proceedings
  15. Ontario Family Court Step-by Step #2: From the First Appearance to Last Appearance Before Trial
  16. Ontario Family Court Step-by-Step#3: Trial in Family Court
  17. Sole Custody, Joint Custody, Shared Parenting - How Do Judges Decide?
  18. Hearing the Voice of the Child in Custody/Access Proceedings
  19. What to do if a Child Won’t Visit With One Parent
  20. What Living Common Law Means (and what it doesn’t)
  21. How Family Law Can Take Away a Personal Injury Settlement 
  22. Children’s Rights in Ontario Schools
  23. Why You Need a Will
  24. How to Have a Valid and Enforceable Separation Agreement in Ontario
  25. Family Law For First Responders
  26. Immigration Law Consequences of Separation or Divorce
  27. Domestic Violence
  28. What to Do When a Children’s Aid Society Calls Doing an Investigation
  29. Common Law Separation and Property Division
  30. Spousal Support Entitlement
  31. How Lawyers Help at Family Mediation
  32. Family Court Step-by-Step #4: How to Change a Support Order or Agreement
  33. The Law of Marriage Contracts and Cohabitation Agreements
  34. Disclosure in Family Law 
  35. Keeping Child Custody / Access Issues Out of Court
  36. Is Family Court Biased?
  37. Sharing the Holidays After Separation
  38. Do Ontario Private Schools Have Any Standards?
  39. What Ontario Public Schools Must Do About Bullying
  40. How to Keep Your Money in Divorce and Separation
  41. How to Prepare for Family Mediation
  42. How to Get a “Legal Separation” in Ontario
  43. The Rights of Students During a Teacher’s Strike
  44. Can You Be Better Off Financially By Getting a Divorce?
  45. Resolving Family Law Disputes While the Family Courts Are Closed Due to COVID-19
  46. Do Parenting Plans and Family Court Orders Continue During COVID-19?     Update on Parenting During the Pandemic: What Family Court Judges Say
  47. How COVID19 Affects Child Support and Spousal Support
  48. COVID19 Family Law Property Scam
  49. Can Parents Get Private School Tuition Back Due to COVID19?
  50. Is COVID19 A Good Time to Separate or Divorce?
  51. Who Pays the Costs of an Ontario Divorce? 
  52. How are Pensions Divided in Divorce?
  53. How to Pay Less Child Support
  54. Child Support Does Not End at Age 18
  55. Can You Get Divorced in Canada?
  56. Will My Ex Get My House If I Divorce?
  57. Could I Have to Pay Child Support to My Spouse’s Ex?
  58. Students’ Rights During COVID19
  59. Why You Won’t Get Custody of the Kids
  60. Should I Take My Ex to Family Court?
  61. Can You Move With the Kids?
  62. Is Family Mediation Binding?
  63. What Can You Do With a Marriage Contract? 
  64. Do Students Legally Need to Vaccinated Against COVID-19 to Attend School and Play Sports in Ontario? 

The award-winning Ontario Family Law Podcast is hosted by Certified Specialist in Family Law, Ontario family lawyer, mediator, arbitrator and collaborative lawyer, John Schuman.  John is also the author of the Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available from Amazon as a paperback or a Kindle eBook and from iTunes for your iphone/ipad.

In an easy-to-understand manner, the podcast discusses all family law matters, from marriage, to separation and divorce, and child welfare issues.  John discusses many, and the most important, family law issues in depth and provides pointers to keep people out of trouble.

John has also devoted episodes to the podcast to discussing children rights issues and provides advice to parents about how to protect their children, especially vulnerable children at school or when dealing with Children’s Aid Societies.


A complete list of all the podcasts topics is at the left (or below for mobile users). 


Some of the topics covered include:

  • marriage contracts and cohabitation agreement
  • what does "divorce” mean
  • how do you get child custody?  How does a judge decide which parent gets custody?
  • what say to children get in family court?
  • how is child support calculated?
  • what are special and extraordinary expenses?  Who pays?  How much?
  • how is property divided after separation (and how that is different for married and common-law couples)
  • what is family mediation, family arbitration and collaborative practice?
  • how to keep assets away from your inlays
  • the Ontario Family Court process, step-by-step, from how to start court proceedings, through all the steps leading up to trial, and even how to change a final order or agreement
  • domestic violence and what to do
  • special family law issues for Emergency First Responders (Police, Paramedics, Firefighters, etc.)
  • special topics on children’s issues and children’s rights, especially with regard to the rights children have in pubic schools, and what to expect from private schools.
  • common law relationships


This podcast It is essential listening for anyone experiencing major life events.  Just listening can make sure you do not fall into any family law pitfalls. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or by using RSS.


Starting with Podcast Episode 36, the podcasts are also available in video format both on this site and on YouTube


Many thanks to Little Jackie Wright for providing the theme music for the Ontario Family Law Podcast. We appreciate their ongoing permission to use their original material


In addition to the Ontario Family Law Podcast, listen to John Schuman on the following radio programs:


To contact John Schuman, use the email address or telephone number at the top of this page.  


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The companion book to this podcast, The Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law is available by clicking on the book to the right. The e-book is $9.99 Kindle eBook, Kobo eBook, or iBook for your iPad or iPhone.  The e-books are available for immediate download so people cab start getting informant and advice in minutes!   The book is also possible to order it from Amazon as a paperback.If you have found this podcast useful, please feel free to share it on your social network by using the buttons to the left or at the bottom of the page.   Hundreds of people download episodes of the podcast every month because of the valuable information it provides on family law and family court issues.


If you would like to contact John Schuman, pick any episode and fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.




This podcast is provided for general information only.  It does not constitute legal advice with regard to any specific situation.

64 - Do Students Legally Need to Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 to Attend School and Do Sports in Ontario?



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64 - Do Students Legally Need to Be Vaccinated to Attend School and Do Sports

This is a special edition of the Podcast since lots of parents, and college students want to know if it is necessary to be vaccination against COVID19 to attend school.  Others have asked about whether vaccination is necessary to play league sports.   Education Lawyer, John Schuman explains what Ontario Law requires when it comes to the vaccine and attending school or participating in sports.  He also explains whether it is the child's or the parent's choice for the child to receive the vaccine.

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If you found this episode helpful or informative, check out these other episodes:

22 - Children’s Rights in Ontario Schools 

38 - Ontario Private Schools, Standards and Education Law 

39 - What Ontario Public Schools Must Do About Bullying 

49 - Can Parents Get Private School Tuition Back Due to COVID-19?

58 - Student’s Rights During COVID-19?


Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on all aspects of children’s law, education law, children’s rights, 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 an Education Lawyer with more than 20 years experience, 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.”


You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with child custody matters to supplement what people learn from this important podcast.


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63 - What Can You Do With A Marriage Contract?



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63 - What Can You Do With A Marriage Contract?

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As soon as COVID-19 restrictions started lifting, people started getting married again.  But having had to wait, or perhaps because they are getting married older, the betrothed have given some thought about what getting married means.  Perhaps they have been following the Ontario Family Law Podcast and paid attention to the issues that can arise on separation, or read the comments. Perhaps they have read the Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law to understand how Family Law works.  But, people who are getting married now are getting married smarter and using marriage contracts to avoid surprises if they separate. From property division, to child and spousal support to parenting issues, in this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman explains what you can and cannot do with a marriage contract or a cohabitation agreement (for people who are living common law).  He also explains what the law says cannot be changed using these types of contracts. This episode is essential listening for people who are getting married, or people who are planning to live common law, so they know what arrangements they can make to protect what is most important to them during in their relationship.


If you found this episode helpfulcheck out these other episodes on related topics:

60 - Should You Take Your Ex to Family Court?

59 - Why You Wont Get Custody of the Kids

33 - The Law of Marriage Contracts and Cohabitation Agreements

30 - Spousal Support Entitlement

29 - Common Law Separation and Property Division

10 - Child Support in Ontario/Canada

9 - How Property is Divided After a Marriage

8 - How Your Heart Can Get You Into Financial Trouble

4 - How to Have an Enforceable Marriage Contract 

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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 paperback from Amazon and better bookstores.   Anyone who has to deal with issues related to separation or divorce, the financial considerations in those circumstances or parenting concerns should rely on both this podcast and the book for 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 PodcastJohn 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.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form


Contact Us and Comment:

You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with losing money - or coming out ahead, in your separation or divorce to supplement what people learn from this important podcast. 


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62 - Is Family Mediation Binding?


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62 - Is Family Mediation Binding?

When separating, many spouses and parents want to find easier, less destructive and less expensive alternatives to Family Court.  For most people, those options are better.  In addition, the 2021 changes to the Divorce Act require separating spouses to consider alternatives to Court.  Many people consideration family mediation to resolve their differences after separation. But, having heard that mediation is a voluntary process, they also worry that their ex will just ignore the result at mediation.  

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In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, answers the question "Is Family Mediation Binding”


If you enjoyed this episode, check out these others:


60 - Should You Take Your Ex to Family Court

42 - How to Get a Legal Separation in Canada

41 - How to Prepare for Family Mediation

34 - Disclosure in Family Law

24 - How to Have a Valid and Enforceable Separation Agreement in Ontario


The Video below also explains what to expect at Family Mediation.


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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 PodcastJohn 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.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form


Contact Us and Comment:

You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with losing money - or coming out ahead, in your separation or divorce to supplement what people learn from this important podcast. 

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61 - Can You Move With The Kids After Separation or Divorce?

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61 - Can You Move with the Kids After Separation or Divorce 

One of the most difficult decisions any judge faces is whether to allow one parent to move away from the other parent after separation or divorce.  It is hard, because the children can lose most, if not all, of their relationship with the parent who stays behind.  While judges can sometimes be suspicious that the move may be a tactic by a vindictive ex to cleanse the other parent out of their life and the life of the children, often there are really good reasons for the move and it can be hard to balance all the positive benefits that the moves offer to the children against losing a relationship with a parent.  When the Federal and Ontario government’s changed the Family Laws in March 2021, they made them more specific as to when moves should and should not be allowed.  


In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains what a parent must know and must do if he or she thinks he or she may need to move with the kids.


Here are the relocation forms:


If you found this episode helpful, check out these other episodes:

60 - Should You Take Your Ex to Family Court?

59 - Why You Won’t Get Custody of the Kids

36 - Is Family Court Biased?

32 - How to Change a Support Order or Agreement

27 - Domestic Violence

24 - How To Have A Valid and Enforceable Separation Agreement


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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 PodcastJohn 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.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form


Contact Us and Comment:

You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with losing money - or coming out ahead, in your separation or divorce to supplement what people learn from this important podcast.




60 - Should You Take Your Ex to Family Court?


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60 - Should You Take Your Ex to Family Court 

People have assumed for years that getting divorced, or even separating meant you had to go battle things out in Family Court.  That is not the case.  Family Court is NOT the best option for many people.  It can lead to results they don’t want.  Going to Family Court means turning over important decisions about your family, and most importantly about your children,  to a stranger – the judge.  And for certain people, and in certain situations, that may have undesirable results.  Parents are often disappointed with the results for their kids. There are other ways to resolve matters.  negotiation, mediation, arbitration and collaborative practice all represent ways to stay out of Court. But sometimes, those options won't provide the necessary protection and going to Family Court to have a judge take control of the situation is absolutely necessary. 


In this edition of the Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains how to know when you should go to Family Court and when you should look at those other options to resolve matters with your Ex. 


If you enjoyed this episode, you will want to check out these ones: is the topic of this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast.   

59 - Why You Won’t Get Custody of your Kids 

46 - Do Parenting Plans and Family Court Orders Continue During COVID-19? and update

45 - Resolving Family Law Disputes While the Courts are Closed

41 - How to Prepare for Family Mediation 

36 - Is Family Court Biased?

35 - Keeping Child Custody/Access Issues Out of Court

34 - Disclosure in Family Law Cases

27 - Domestic Violence - The Critical Information 

14 - Ontario Family Court Step By Step - Part 1

15 - Ontario Family Court Step By Step - Part 2


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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 PodcastJohn 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.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form


Contact Us and Comment:

You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with losing money - or coming out ahead, in your separation or divorce to supplement what people learn from this important podcast.



59 - Why You Won’t Get Custody of the Kids



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59 - Why You Won't Get Custody of Your Kids

For many years, custody of the children was the big prize in any divorce or separation.  Especially with the introduction of “no-fault divorce”, custody of the children was important because it showed who WON the divorce.  For separating parents, getting custody, and controlling the other parent’s “access” has been the ultimate goal, which superseded other considerations, like maintaining an amicable relationship with other parents, or being able to co-parent, or addressing the children’s needs. With the introduction of the Child Support Guidelines, custody became even more important because it also meant entitlement to child support and even sharing parenting meant getting less child support. The huge importance separated parents have placed on getting custody is indisputable.  


Then, in 2019, the Federal Government, followed by the provincial governments, made big changes to the Divorce Act and other family laws to abolish the terms “custody” and “access” and change the focus of “parenting orders” on to the children and their needs.  Those changes went into effect on March 1, 2021.


Judges now make parenting orders, not custody orders, and those parenting orders have two components – parenting responsibilities and parenting time.


In this edition of the Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains how if you go to court to get custody of the children, you are certain NOT to get it.


If you enjoyed this episode, you will want to check out these ones:

46 - Do Parenting Plans and Family Court Orders Continue During COVID-19?

46.2 - Update on Parenting During the Pandemic

37 - Sharing the Holidays After Separation

35 - Keeping Child Custody/Access Issues Out of Court

18 - Hearing the Voice of the Child in Custody/Access Proceedings

17 - Sole Custody. Joint Custody, Split Custody, Shared Custody - How do Judges Decide?

7 - What Does the term “custody of a child” mean? How does a judge decide who should get it?

5- What Say Do Children Get in Separation and Divorce?


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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 PodcastJohn 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.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form


Contact Us and Comment:

You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with losing money - or coming out ahead, in your separation or divorce to supplement what people learn from this important podcast.


58 - Student’s Rights During COVID-19


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58 - Student's Rights During COVID19

The pandemic has brought massive changes to Ontario’s education system.  This shake-up has left parents with a lot of questions about whether their children still have rights within the school system. In a public school system struggling to cope with all the extra COVID19 related demands it can be hard to get schools administrators and teachers to find time for parent’s concerns. While there have been big changes due to the pandemic, students do have rights even still.   Although, those rights are not always the ones that parents wish they their children had.  This episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast explains what rights students have during the pandemic. 


In this Episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Education Lawyer, John Schuman answers the questions about what Ontario Law guarantees to students  during the pandemic and what protections they have if things go wrong.  In addition to covering what lights students have to attend in-person learning at their local school, this episode reveals what the minimum educational education standards are in the province and sets.  It also discusses what rights that students with special needs, and students who are victims of bullying, can continue to expect even during labour disruptions affecting their school.


If you found this episode helpful or informative, check out these other episodes:

22 - Children’s Rights in Ontario Schools 

38 - Ontario Private Schools, Standards and Education Law 

39 - What Ontario Public Schools Must Do About Bullying 

49 - Can Parents Get Private School Tuition Back Due to COVID-19?


Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on all aspects of children’s law, education law, children’s rights, 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 an Education Lawyer with more than 20 years experience, 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.”


You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with child custody matters to supplement what people learn from this important podcast.


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57 - Could I Have To Pay Child Support to My Spouse’s Ex?



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57 - Will My Spouse Have to Pay Child Support to My Ex?

57 - Will My Spouse Have to Pay Child Support to My Ex

Blended families are becoming more and more common as parents find new partners after the end of an earlier relationship.  Some of those new partners can be reluctant to start a relationship with some who already has kids.  That can make things complicated, especially as it often means the ex may still be hanging about.  But, a BIG concern of many people considering starting a relationship with someone who is already a parent is whether becoming that parent’s spouse will mean becoming liable for that parent’s child support obligation.   New spouse’s should not be liable for their partner’s child support obligation.  But, the legal answer is more complicated.


When a person marries, or starts a relationship, with someone who has kids from a previous relationship, that person can be on the hook, directly or indirectly, to that partner’s ex.  In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains how that can happen, and how to avoid pay child support to a new partner’s ex.


If you enjoyed this episode, you will want to check out these ones:

12 - How Step Parents and Grand Parents Can Be on the Hook for Child Support

4 - How to Have An Enforceable Marriage Contract in Ontario

8 - How Your Heart Can Get You Into Trouble

9 - How Property is Divided After a Marriage in Ontario

10 - Child Support in Ontario/Canada

11 - Child Support’s Special and Extraordinary Expenses

20 - What Living Common Law Means (and What It Doesn’t)

29 - Common Law Separation and Property Division

53 - How to Pay Less Child Support

And listen to this radio program, and watch this TV News Story on grandparents being sued for child support. 

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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 paperback from Amazon and better bookstores.   Anyone who has to deal with issues related to separation or divorce, the financial considerations in those circumstances or parenting concerns should rely on both this podcast and the book for 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 PodcastJohn 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.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form


You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with losing money - or coming out ahead, in your separation or divorce to supplement what people learn from this important podcast. 

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56 - Will My Ex Get My House If I Divorce?


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56 - Will My Ex Get My House If I Divorce? 

56 - WIll My Ex Get the House If We Divorce

Family Law can really ruin things for people who have bought their own home.  Over the past several months, if not years, the prices of homes have skyrocketed.  It is no longer  a simple feat to purchase a home – it requires a lot of hard work and obviously, money.  To get a home, people have to work through school, spend years in full-time employment, finally earn enough income to secure a home, then make mortgage payments for several years.


After doing all that if the homeowner marries, then separates,  a large chunk, perhaps even half of all that effort goes away to the ex “for free.”   Marriage can take away your most significant asset.  In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schumanexplains how that happens, and how to prevent it from happening, so married spouses can keep their homes if they divorce. 


If you enjoyed this episode, you will want to check out these ones:

4.   How to Have an Enforceable Marriage Contract in Ontario (audio only)

8.   How Tour Heart Can Get You Into Financial Trouble (audio only)

9.  How is Property Divided After a Marriage in Ontario (audio only)

29.  Common Law Separation and Property Division (audio only)

33.  The Law of Marriage Contracts and Cohabitation Agreements

40.  How to Keep Your Money in Separation and Divorce

48.   COVID Family Law Property Scam


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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 paperback from Amazon and better bookstores.   Anyone who has to deal with issues related to separation or divorce, the financial considerations in those circumstances or parenting concerns should rely on both this podcast and the book for 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 PodcastJohn 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.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form


You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with losing money - or coming out ahead, in your separation or divorce to supplement what people learn from this important podcast. 

Contact Us:


55 - Can You Get Divorced in Canada?


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55- Can you get divorced in Canada?

A lot of people either come to Canada married to someone else, or leave Canada to get married and then come back.  When problems develop in their marriage, they wonder if they can get divorced in here, or if they have to go back to where they were married. Sometimes the spouse still lives abroad, which raises the question as to whether Canada can grant the divorce, or the other country must. This episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast explains when spouses can get divorced in Canada, and when they cannot.


If you were married outside of Canada, or your spouse currently lives outside of Canada, this podcast explains what you need to do to get your divorce. The explanation includes what determines in which country spouses can get their divorce and what criteria they have to meet to get their divorce in Canada.  It also explains the steps for getting a divorce in Canada when one spouse lives somewhere else, as well as going over how Ontario Family Courts will make orders for separated couples for things like parenting, child custody, child support, spousal support and property division -  even when a divorce is not possible. 


If you enjoyed this episode, you will want to check out these ones:

1.    Separation and First Decisions

2.    Deciding How to Resolve Matters After Separation

3.    Divorce - What Does it Mean?  How Do I Get One?

9.    How is Property Divided After a Marriage in Ontario

10.  Child Support - Who Pays and How Much?

26.  Immigration Law Consequences of Separation and Divorce

40.  How to Keep Your Money in Separation and Divorce

42.  How to Get a "Legal Separation" in Ontario 

51.  Who Pays the Costs of an Ontario Divorce?

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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 paperback from Amazon and better bookstores.   Anyone who has to deal with issues related to separation or divorce, the financial considerations in those circumstances or parenting concerns should rely on both this podcast and the book for 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 PodcastJohn 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.”


You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with losing money - or coming out ahead, in your separation or divorce to supplement what people learn from this important podcast.


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