Am I on the Hook to Pay Child Support Retroactively?

August 29th, 2017

One of DSF’s Toronto Family Lawyers was recently asked the following question: Can child support payments be retroactive? My former spouse never claimed child support and on top of that refused to take support payments from me for years. Recently, my former spouse has gotten into some financial trouble and filed an application for me […]

 

Do I Have to Pay Half of My Child’s Dental Bill on To …

January 17th, 2017

Do I Have to Pay Half of My Child’s Dental Bill on Top of Child Support – Even Though my Ex Has Benefits? Separated Parents do have to share some expenses for their children on top of base child support. Section 7 of the Child Support Guidelines sets out what expenses parents have to pay […]

 

Child support from a parent who lives the high-life  …

June 20th, 2016

“My spouse lives the high-life, but reports almost nothing on their tax return. Does that mean they pay almost no child support to?” John Schuman, head of the Family Law department at Devry Smith Frank LLP, answers this question many clients deal with and ask. Watch the video to learn more about this Child Support. […]

 

Do I need to pay all special or extraordinary expenses?

December 19th, 2014

Toronto family law lawyer Sarah Falzon was recently asked the following question: “Generally, if the child was involved in the activity prior to separation, then you’ll likely need to continue to pay for it after separation. Does this mean year after year or just for the lessons for the year of separation?” When paying child […]

 

What Living Common Law Means

October 7th, 2014

Podcast #20 – What Living Common Law Means (and Doesn’t). The Ontario Family Law Podcast deals with issues related to marriage, separation, divorce and even some child welfare issues. The main host is John Schuman, a family lawyer, mediator, arbitrator and collaborative lawyer and is the partner managing the Family Law Group at Devry Smith […]


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What To Do If A Child Won’t See One Parent

August 22nd, 2014

What To Do If A Child Won’t See One Parent The Ontario Family Law Podcast deals with issues related to marriage, separation, divorce and even some child welfare issues. The main host is John Schuman, who is a Certified Specialist, family lawyer, mediator, arbitrator and collaborative lawyer and heads the Family Law Group at Devry […]


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How to Hear the Voice of the Child in Custody Access Ca …

August 22nd, 2014

How to Hear the Voice of the Child in Custody Access Cases One of the hottest topics in Family Law and Divorce Law is how to hear what the children want. Ontario Family Law says that children must be heard in proceedings that affect them. This episode of the Family Law Podcast was recorded live […]

 

Shared Custody and Child Support

June 23rd, 2014

John Schuman, Toronto Family Law lawyer at Devry Smith Frank LLP, was asked this question just recently: “I am about to change to an equal split of time in a shared custody arrangement. I understand that the child support will be reduced to my ex’s minus mine from the table, leaving only about $130 in […]

 

Do I need to apply for full custody?

April 29th, 2014

All the term custody means is who makes important decisions for your child. Those related to educational decisions (choice of school, program), health care decisions (under the child can make the decision), religion and extra-curricular activities. For more on what “custody” means, check out this podcast  or look at this webpage. Since the father is […]

 
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