Division of the Matrimonial Home and Net Family Propert …

January 29th, 2015

Toronto family law lawyer John Schuman was recently asked the following question: “I was married for 24 years and moved into my husband’s house. All of my paycheques for all of those years went into a joint savings account. The house was willed to him and his 2 sisters and has an assessment value of […]


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 […]


Court of Appeal Clarifies Onus for Disclosure for Separ …

September 9th, 2014

In a decision that many family law litigants and lawyers will receive with open arms, the Ontario Court of Appeal has clarified the law with respect to financial disclosure in the family law context. In particular, the Court was asked to address the issue of whether the recipient of deliberately false, misleading disclosure in the […]


FATCA: A Primer

July 4th, 2014

and Ira Marcovitch, Summer Law Student Close to one million American expatriates and dual citizens live in Canada, many of whom haven’t worked, lived, or even stepped foot in the U.S. for years. Many of them don’t report their income to the IRS, mistakenly believing that they don’t have to because they don’t owe the […]


Refraining Order

May 27th, 2014

Toronto Family Law lawyer, John Schuman, was recently asked this question: “How many times can a person get a refraining order against FRO from stopping them from suspending a driver’s licence? If they had one before, can they get another one?” Here is John’s answer: “Refraining Orders” are court orders that the Family Responsibility Office […]


If you care about your public image, Family Court is no …

May 17th, 2012

One of the things people in court frequently forget is that everything filed and said in court, as well as all of the judge’s decisions, are public record. Anyone can walk into a court in Ontario (except for child protection proceedings or where there is a specific order) and sit and listen to the proceedings […]

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