Legally Bound to be Faithful During the Marriage?

June 30th, 2017

By: Katelyn Bell, Summer Law Student Celebrities Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel made headlines a couple years back when word spread that they had an “infidelity clause” contained within their marriage contract. The clause allegedly stipulates that if Timberlake is unfaithful to Biel, he owes her $500,000.00. This type of clause is known as […]

Child Custody and the Stability of the Family Unit

May 28th, 2015

Toronto area family law expert John Schuman was recently asked the following question: “My partner recently separated from her husband 2 years ago. We dated for 6 months and then I moved in for 1 year. She is saying that if I leave there is a chance the ex-husband can get primary custody of the […]

Does Child Support Affect Child Custody or Access?

February 19th, 2015

Every family law professional, and every family court judge, will tell you that child custody and access are completely separate issues from child support. How child support is determined is completely different from how judges decide who gets custody.  However, there are at least two ways in which child support can influence parenting issues in […]

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 […]

Why Personal Injury Victims Also Need A Family Law Lawy …

October 7th, 2014

Why Personal Injury Victims Also Need A Family Law Lawyer This is the Ontario Family Law Podcast, featuring issues related to marriage, separation, divorce, child custody, support, property and even some child welfare issues. It is a companion to the book The Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available on Amazon. […]

New DSF Tags – 2

March 10th, 2013

Internal: In efforts to organize, we will be adding more tags to provide a useful way to group related posts together as well as to quickly tell readers what a post is about. Because Tags also make it easier for people to find related content. Tags are similar to, but more specific than, categories. These […]

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