I Want to move Provinces However, I am Aware That I’d …

March 13th, 2019

If you, as a primary parent, want to move, you would need your ex’s permission because naturally,  moving will interfere with him parenting your son.  However, if he moves, then he will be interfering with his own time with your son, and, presumably, that will not affect your time with the child/ren.  However, if he […]

How is the Money from the Sale of a House Divided in a …

August 30th, 2017

Family lawyer John Schuman was recently asked this question: I bought my home in 1995 and it became the matrimonial home when i married my husband in 2009. I’m filing for divorce now and selling the house. Is the money from the sale of the house split 50/50 or will I receive a bit more […]

Am I on the Hook to Pay Child Support Retroactively?

August 29th, 2017

One of DSF’s Toronto Family Lawyers was recently asked the following question: Can child support payments be retroactive? My former spouse never claimed child support and on top of that refused to take support payments from me for years. Recently, my former spouse has gotten into some financial trouble and filed an application for me […]

The Dangers of the Online Separation Agreement

March 14th, 2017

In the age of the internet, the law is (at varying speeds) adapting to the online realities of the people it applies to. People can now file their taxes, issue small claims court applications and, most recently adjust some child support orders, at the click of a button. With the advent of websites such as […]

My Boyfriend Has Been Denied Access to His Son. Can He …

February 28th, 2017

My boyfriends ex girlfriend had his son late November 2016. He is unable to see his son often and she won’t allow him to have him alone as she doesn’t think he can care for him. There is no paperwork in place yet but he’s worried she will ruin his life if he does not […]

Caught My Spouse Recording/Spying On Me!

October 26th, 2016

Toronto area family law attorney John P. Schuman was recently asked the following question: “I came home to notice my wife was recording/spying on me with her laptop though she wasn’t around. I was able to notice because the webcam light was on. Is this a crime?” Yes. Intercepting any form of conversation, to which […]

Help! My Ex Is Withholding Access Unless I Pay Him Chil …

April 22nd, 2016

Certified Specialist in Family Law and Toronto Area Family Mediator and Arbitrator John Schuman was recently asked the following question: I am in the process of responding to a claim for child support from my ex husband, who currently has sole custody of our son. He is refusing me access to my child unless I […]

Do I have to get divorced in the same place I got marri …

March 18th, 2016

Certified Specialist in Family Law and Toronto Area Family Mediator and Arbitrator John Schuman was recently asked the following question: What’s a procedure to apply for divorce if I am permanent resident of Canada and I got married in India and right now my wife still in India. Should I apply for divorce from Canada […]

Do I need to show my bank account to my spouse?

February 25th, 2016

Certified Specialist in Family Law and Toronto Area Family Mediator and Arbitrator John Schuman was recently asked the following question: My spouse and I have not been getting along for about 4 years. We live in the same house with our kids. A couple of years ago I went to a lawyer for advice. One […]

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