The Importance of Evidence in Family Court Cases: John Schuman & Justice Harvey Brownstone

July 16th, 2015 by John Schuman

The Importance of Evidence in Family Court Cases

The Importance of Evidence in Family Court Cases: John Schuman & Justice Harvey Brownstone

In this extended interview, Mr. Justice Harvey Brownstone, a Family Court Judge and John Schuman, a Toronto Family Lawyer & Certified Family Law Specialist provides some insights on The Importance of Evidence in Family Court during Episode 202 of Family Matters.

Go to any family court and you will find the dockets overflowing with cases involving parents in dispute over their property, money and children. In recent years the majority of these parents are self-represented, trying to navigate a complex and frustrating legal system on their own without a lawyer.

This video is a rare opportunity to hear about the procedures and rules of evidence that govern the way judges make decisions.

In this web extra video, we are told that Judges are looking for concrete proof regarding which spouse is the primary caregiver from reliable sources, such as the child’s daycare, doctors, dentists, or other independent third parties who are trustworthy, and often, instead of family members, who may or may not be objective.

Additionally, Judges want to see financial evidence as well, especially when it comes to self-employed spouses. Specifically annual tax returns, Credit Card bills, and other financial documents as proof in Family Court.

For more information on Evidence in Family Court cases, or if you need a Toronto Family Lawyer, please contact one of our Toronto family lawyers or John Schuman directly at John Schuman.


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