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 […]

 

Reducing Child Support with an RESP

October 28th, 2014

Toronto family law expert John Schuman recently addressed a pressing question that plagues many separated parents as their children grow: “I do not have a legal separation in place in Ontario. I have been paying child support for my 16 and 17 year old daughters at $900.00 a month for several years. My oldest daughter […]

 

Why Personal Injury Victims Also Need A Family Law Lawy …

October 7th, 2014

Why Personal Injury Victims Also Need A Family Law Lawyer This is the Ontario Family Law Podcast, featuring issues related to marriage, separation, divorce, child custody, support, property and even some child welfare issues. It is a companion to the book The Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available on Amazon. […]

 

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 […]

 

Afraid of Losing Assets due to Girlfriend’s Child …

August 22nd, 2014

Toronto family law lawyer John Schuman was recently asked this question: “I live with my girlfriend and have been together for about a year, I’m concerned because she’s been on welfare for 7 years, hasn’t filed taxes for that time, has years of outstanding child support as her ex has primary custody and refuses to […]

 

Can My Spousal Support Be Reduced Because I Have to Pay …

August 15th, 2014

When a child attends post-secondary education, the obligation to pay child support increases and a portion of the post-secondary expenses can be added to the amount of required child support.  For more on that, see this page.  If a parent is paying both child support and spousal support, adding on a contribution to the relatively […]

 

How Judges Decide Different Custody Cases

July 23rd, 2014

How Judges Decide Different Custody Cases This episode of the Family Law Podcast was recorded live at lecture that John Schuman gave to a group of legal professionals on the topic of the different parenting options after separation and how judges decide between them. This edition explains the real legal difference between sole custody and […]

 
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