Mediation and Marriage Separation

May 13th, 2015

Toronto area family law lawyer John P. Schuman recently addressed the following question: “How does mediation work in regards to marriage separation? Do I need a lawyer for mediation? If not, should I see a lawyer first? Is it better to settle the separation through lawyers?” Mediation is an excellent option for many separating couples […]


Podcast for First Responders

January 19th, 2015

Podcast for First Responders This is the Ontario Family Law podcast, featuring issues related to marriage, separation, divorce, child welfare, and also some children’s rights issues. It is a companion to the book, A Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available on Amazon, or by calling 416-446-5847. My name is John […]


Creative Settlement Possibilities in Multi-Party Disput …

June 3rd, 2014

Michelle Stephenson, Summer Law Student Creative Settlement Possibilities in Multi-Party Disputes Parties to complex, multi-party legal disputes should be aware of the option of forming settlement agreements with some parties within ongoing litigation. In many cases, these agreements can reduce risk to the settling parties, and/or reduce costs to all parties in the dispute. A […]


Should We See Lawyers Before Or After The Mediation?

June 18th, 2013

My spouse and I want to resolve the issues in our divorce through family mediation; should we see lawyers before or after the mediation? Family mediation is an excellent way to resolve the legal issues that come up after separation. It avoids the stress, acrimony and high costs of going to Family Court. Mediation can […]


International Competition for Mediation Advocacy

April 22nd, 2013

George Frank participated as a judge and mediator in the 2013 International Competition for Mediation Advocacy (“ICMA”) held March 12th to 15th at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. The ICMA is an international competition for law students seeking to improve their mediation skills. This year’s competition featured teams from 14 law schools in Canada and The […]


Can we save money using one mediator instead of two law …

February 8th, 2013

Can we save money using one mediator instead of two lawyers through our family law matter? Many separated spouses want to save money working out their affairs and getting their divorce. Some have heard mediation is a way to save money, which it often is. However, a mediator supplements the parties each having their own […]

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