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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

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.

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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.


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

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


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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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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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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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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.


54 - Child Support Does Not End at Age 18


54 - Child Support Does Not End at 18

Many parents are under the mistaken belief that child support ends in Canada when a child turns 18 years old.  Some even base their financial planning around being unburdened with child support when their offspring reaches voting age.   Parent can be shocked to learn that child support obligations can continue long after their children reach the age of majority – in some cases much longer.  Child support is often a hot topic. Many parents resent having to pay it and want it to end as soon as possible.


In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains when and why parents can be on the hook for child support when their children are adults.


Unlike several jurisdictions of the United States, child support in Canada does not automatically end for a child when he or she turns 18 years old.  In Canada, child support continues for children after their 18th birthday in one of two circumstances:

  1. When the child is disabled, such that he or she remains financially dependent on his or her parents and cannot obtain employment or other income that is adequate to meet his or her needs
  2. When that child is enrolled full-time in a program of education.

However, even in these circumstances, child support can change and in many instances be reduced below what it was when the child was less than 18 years old.  In this episode, senior family lawyer, John Schuman, explains the specifics of what qualifies a child to receive support after age 18 (and what does not) and how child support can be changed.


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

53 - How to Pay Less Child Support

44 - Can You Be Better Off Financially If You Divorce?

40 - How to Keep Your Money in Separation and Divorce

36 - Is Family Court Biased?

34 - Disclosure in Family Law Cases

32 - How to Change a Support Order

14-16 Ontario Family Court Step-By-Step

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

11 - Child Support's Special and Extraordinary Expenses

10 -  Child Support in Ontario and Canada


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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 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.”


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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To book a Family Law Consult, click here.

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53 - How to Pay Less Child Support



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53 - How to Pay Less Child Support

Child support gets more people angry on the internet than any other Family Law topic.   But, if you speak to Family Court Judges, child support should not be controversial – people should show that they care for their kids by paying for their needs. Recognizing that most support payers do NOT want to overpay child support, this edition of the Ontario Family Law Podcast looks at ways to reduce child support and looks at some of the traps that result in higher child support than the law requires.


In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains many of the factors that affect the amount of child support and which ones will and which ones will not end up reducing how much a parent pays.  He covers the following child support issues:

This episode is critical listening or viewing for anyone who pays or receives child support to understand how each of those factors can change support. 


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


44 - Can You Be Better Off Financially If You Divorce?

40 - How to Keep Your Money in Separation and Divorce

36 - Is Family Court Biased?

34 - Disclosure in Family Law Cases

32 - How to Change a Support Order

14-16 Ontario Family Court Step-By-Step

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

11 - Child Support's Special and Extraordinary Expenses

10 -  Child Support in Ontario and Canada

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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 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.”


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:

To book a Family Law Consult, click here.

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Abdul B:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the tremendous effort you have put over the past decade in providing the best legal knowledge out there. I have learned very much about family law by listening to your podcasts, reading your articles, and watching your videos.


52 - How Are Pensions Divided in Divorce?


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52 - How Are Pensions Divided in Divorce?

Pensions can be great to allow people to retire.  But, they can cause a lot of stress in divorce. People who work in the public service, such a First Responders, health care workers, and other government employees often have pensions as part of their compensation.  Although, many do not realize how valuable the pension is until they retire, or until they divorce and substantial value of the pension becomes something to be divided with the ex.  


In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains the often misunderstood Family Law concepts of when pensions are divided in separation and divorce, how to go about doing so, and the options separating spouses have when dealing with pensions at the end of a marriage.  


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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 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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51 - Who Pays the Costs of an Ontario Divorce?



One of the things people worry most about when separating is the cost of getting divorced. The cost of going to Family Court can be very high.  There can also be other expenses outside of court - fees charged by the Court, and fees charged by lawyers, accountants, mediators and other professionals.  When divorces get complicated and nasty, the fees can run hundreds of thousands of dollars. Separating spouses want to know what those costs are and which spouse will pay them. Often, separating spouses also want to know how to keep those costs down

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51 - Who Pays the Costs of An Ontario Divorce

In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains the costs of getting a divorce in Ontario, how to keep them down, who pays them and even how one separating spouse can get the other spouse to pay them. This is information everyone contemplating separation should know before making their first decisions.


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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 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.”


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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46 - 2 Update on Parenting During the Pandemic - What Family Court Judges Say


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46-2 Update on Parenting During the Pandemic - What Family Court Judges Say

This video updates episode 46 of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, released at the beginning  of the pandemic to give guidance to separated parents on what Family Law says about how the pandemic will affect parenting plans and Family Court Orders. The content of that original episode remains competely accurate. This new episode goes into what specific judges have said and what Family Court Judges expect separated parents to do in specific parenting situations during the pandemic. 


The sweatshirt from this video is from the #ivegotyourback911 campaign, which raises awareness and financial support for mental health programs for first responders. Check it out at www.ivegotyourback911.com 


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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 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.

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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 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.”


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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