How Family Law Can Take Away a Personal Injury Settlement

October 7th, 2014 by John Schuman

Podcast #21 – How Family Law Can Take Away a Personal Injury Settlement.

DSF Ontario Family Law Podcasts by John P. Schuman

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 family lawyer, mediator, arbitrator and collaborative lawyer and is the partner managing the Family Law Group at Devry Smith Frank LLP.

Personal Injury Law is not Family Law. But Family Law can have a huge impact on the money that an injured person receives from a settlement. Without careful planning and consideration, an injured person could lose half the settlement or more to their spouse – despite the provisions in the law that are supposed to protect those settlements so that an injured person has the money that he or she requires to meet basic needs.

This podcast focuses on the victims of personal injury and the financial aspects of family law – because a disability alone should not affect child custody or access. It explains some of the common mistakes that injured people make that can cause them to lose their settlement funds if their marriage breaks down. Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, also provides some good legal advice about how to protect settlement funds to meet the needs of the injured spouse.

[Podcast #21] How Family Law Can Take Away a Personal Injury Settlement

If you are the victim of a personal injury, a personal injury lawyer, or health care provider, this podcast provides indispensable information about protecting money intended to cover personal care and meet important needs.


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This podcast was provided for general information only. It does not constitute legal advice with regard to any specific situation.

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