60 - Should You Take Your Ex to Family Court?


Ontario Family Law Podcast

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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