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Podcast Episodes:

  1. Separation and First Decisions
  2. Deciding How to Resolve Matters After Separation
  3. Divorce - What Does It Mean? How Do I Get One?
  4. How To Have an Enforceable Marriage Contract in Ontario
  5. What Say Do Children Get In Separation and Divorce?
  6. Why Income for Taxes is Different From Income for Support
  7. What Does the Term “Child Custody” Mean?
  8. How Your Heart Can Get You Into Financial Trouble
  9. How Is Property Divided After a Marriage in Ontario?
  10. Child Support in Ontario/Canada: Who Pays and How Much?
  11. Child Support’s Special and Extraordinary Expenses
  12. How Step Parents and Grandparents Can Be on the Hook for Child Support
  13. Spousal Support in Ontario and Canada
  14. Ontario Family Court Step-by Step #1: Starting and Responding to Court Proceedings
  15. Ontario Family Court Step-by Step #2: From the First Appearance to Last Appearance Before Trial
  16. Ontario Family Court Step-by-Step#3: Trial in Family Court
  17. Sole Custody, Joint Custody, Shared Parenting - How Do Judges Decide?
  18. Hearing the Voice of the Child in Custody/Access Proceedings
  19. What to do if a Child Won’t Visit With One Parent
  20. What Living Common Law Means (and what it doesn’t)
  21. How Family Law Can Take Away a Personal Injury Settlement 
  22. Children’s Rights in Ontario Schools
  23. Why You Need a Will
  24. How to Have a Valid and Enforceable Separation Agreement in Ontario
  25. Family Law For First Responders
  26. Immigration Law Consequences of Separation or Divorce
  27. Domestic Violence
  28. What to Do When a Children’s Aid Society Calls Doing an Investigation
  29. Common Law Separation and Property Division
  30. Spousal Support Entitlement
  31. How Lawyers Help at Family Mediation
  32. Family Court Step-by-Step #4: How to Change a Support Order or Agreement
  33. The Law of Marriage Contracts and Cohabitation Agreements
  34. Disclosure in Family Law 
  35. Keeping Child Custody / Access Issues Out of Court
  36. Is Family Court Biased?
  37. Sharing the Holidays After Separation
  38. Do Ontario Private Schools Have Any Standards?
  39. What Ontario Public Schools Must Do About Bullying
  40. How to Keep Your Money in Divorce and Separation
  41. How to Prepare for Family Mediation
  42. How to Get a “Legal Separation” in Ontario
  43. The Rights of Students During a Teacher’s Strike
  44. Can You Be Better Off Financially By Getting a Divorce?
  45. Resolving Family Law Disputes While the Family Courts Are Closed Due to COVID-19
  46. Do Parenting Plans and Family Court Orders Continue During COVID-19?     Update on Parenting During the Pandemic: What Family Court Judges Say
  47. How COVID19 Affects Child Support and Spousal Support
  48. COVID19 Family Law Property Scam
  49. Can Parents Get Private School Tuition Back Due to COVID19?
  50. Is COVID19 A Good Time to Separate or Divorce?
  51. Who Pays the Costs of an Ontario Divorce? 
  52. How are Pensions Divided in Divorce?
  53. How to Pay Less Child Support
  54. Child Support Does Not End at Age 18
  55. Can You Get Divorced in Canada?
  56. Will My Ex Get My House If I Divorce?
  57. Could I Have to Pay Child Support to My Spouse’s Ex?
  58. Students’ Rights During COVID19
  59. Why You Won’t Get Custody of the Kids
  60. Should I Take My Ex to Family Court?
  61. Can You Move With the Kids?
  62. Is Family Mediation Binding?
  63. What Can You Do With a Marriage Contract? 
  64. Do Students Legally Need to Vaccinated Against COVID-19 to Attend School and Play Sports in Ontario? 
  65. How to Get Help for Your Child’s Special Needs in Ontario Public Schools
  66. How to Change Child Support
  67. How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced in Ontario?
  68. Will Your Ex Get Everything If You Die?
  69. What Can Students Be Expelled For in Ontario?
  70. Do You Have a Professional Duty to Report to the Children’s Aid Society?
  71. How the Crazy Real Estate Market Affects Divorce and Separation
  72. Why a Judge Might Refuse to Grant Your Divorce
  73. How to Give to Your Kids, But Not Their Spouses
  74. Why Your Income for Taxes May Not Be Your Income for Child Support (or Spousal Support)

The award-winning Ontario Family Law Podcast is hosted by Certified Specialist in Family Law, Ontario family lawyer, mediator, arbitrator and collaborative lawyer, John Schuman.  John is also the author of the Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available from Amazon as a paperback or a Kindle eBook and from iTunes for your iphone/ipad.

In an easy-to-understand manner, the podcast discusses all family law matters, from marriage, to separation and divorce, and child welfare issues.  John discusses many, and the most important, family law issues in depth and provides pointers to keep people out of trouble.

John has also devoted episodes to the podcast to discussing children rights issues and provides advice to parents about how to protect their children, especially vulnerable children at school or when dealing with Children’s Aid Societies.


A complete list of all the podcasts topics is at the left (or below for mobile users). 


Some of the topics covered include:

  • marriage contracts and cohabitation agreement
  • what does "divorce” mean
  • how do you get child custody?  How does a judge decide which parent gets custody?
  • what say to children get in family court?
  • how is child support calculated?
  • what are special and extraordinary expenses?  Who pays?  How much?
  • how is property divided after separation (and how that is different for married and common-law couples)
  • what is family mediation, family arbitration and collaborative practice?
  • how to keep assets away from your inlays
  • the Ontario Family Court process, step-by-step, from how to start court proceedings, through all the steps leading up to trial, and even how to change a final order or agreement
  • domestic violence and what to do
  • special family law issues for Emergency First Responders (Police, Paramedics, Firefighters, etc.)
  • special topics on children’s issues and children’s rights, especially with regard to the rights children have in pubic schools, and what to expect from private schools.
  • common law relationships


This podcast It is essential listening for anyone experiencing major life events.  Just listening can make sure you do not fall into any family law pitfalls. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or by using RSS.


Starting with Podcast Episode 36, the podcasts are also available in video format both on this site and on YouTube


Many thanks to Little Jackie Wright for providing the theme music for the Ontario Family Law Podcast. We appreciate their ongoing permission to use their original material


In addition to the Ontario Family Law Podcast, listen to John Schuman on the following radio programs:


To contact John Schuman, use the email address or telephone number at the top of this page.  


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The companion book to this podcast, The Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law is available by clicking on the book to the right. The e-book is $9.99 Kindle eBook, Kobo eBook, or iBook for your iPad or iPhone.  The e-books are available for immediate download so people cab start getting informant and advice in minutes!   The book is also possible to order it from Amazon as a paperback.If you have found this podcast useful, please feel free to share it on your social network by using the buttons to the left or at the bottom of the page.   Hundreds of people download episodes of the podcast every month because of the valuable information it provides on family law and family court issues.


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

74 - Travelling with Kids After Separation


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74 - Travelling with Kids After Separation

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One of, if not the most, frequent calls that family lawyers get from a panicked parent comes when a vacation is days away and the other parent won’t sign the required consents or travel documents.  That can mean that some pretty exciting trips to Disney World, or the Caribbean, or elsewhere are in jeopardy for the kids and travel insurance probably won’t cover the trip.   Sometimes the other parent has legitimate concerns.  But, more often that parent is bitter or jealous of the trip, or worried that it will give the travelling parent and “advantage” with the children.  That often means that at least one of the parents is not making decisions based on what is best for the children, and, as a result, the children are losing out.  That, “the children’s needs are secondary” approach in conflicts between parents is how children get harmed after separation or in divorce.

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To avoid these difficult situations, in this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schumanexplains the law around kids travelling after separation, how to avoid problems around travel, what consents, permissions or court orders are required, what to do when planning a trip for children after separation and, what steps a parent has to take when the other parent is being unreasonable about a proposed trip.


If you found this episode helpful, check out these other episodes on similar topics:

60 - Should You Take Your Ex to Family Court?

59 - Why You Won’t Get Custody of the Kids

36 - Is Family Court Biased?

32 - How to Change a Support Order or Agreement 

15 - Ontario Family Court, Step by Step  - Part 2: From First Appearance to the Last Appearance Before Trial

14 - Ontario Family Court, Step by Step  - Part 2: Starting and Responding to Family Court Proceedings

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The Ontario Family Law Podcast is a companion to the book, Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available  as a $9.99 Kindle eBook, Kobo eBook, or iBook for your iPad or iPhone and as a paperback from Amazon and better bookstores.   Anyone who has to deal with issues related to separation or divorce, the financial considerations in those circumstances or parenting concerns should rely on both this podcast and the book for easy-to-understand information and advice about how the law applies to their case and what are the best ways to address their concerns.  The book also covers all the other related family law issues, such as child support, spousal support, property division and restraining orders.  To get your copy of the book, click on the picture of the book above and to the left.


Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on family law, divorce and separation issues.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  The host of the Ontario Family Law PodcastJohn Schuman, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, practicing in Toronto.  If you would like to contact him, either call 416-446-5847, email us,  or fill out form below and click “send.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form


Contact Us and Comment:

You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with losing money - or coming out ahead, in your separation or divorce to supplement what people learn from this important podcast.



73 - How to Give to Your Kids, But Not Their Spouse/Partners


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73 - How to Give to Your Kids But Not Their Spouses

With the prices of everything going up, especially the costs of first time homes, but also care, furniture and even diapers, may parents of adult children may find it necessary to help out their kids as they “get started” and are having trouble making ends meet, making financial plans for the future, or getting that first home to get into the real estate market.  While many older parents want to help out their kids financially, for a variety of reasons, they may not want to help out the spouses of their kids.  

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To help out parents, who want to help their adult kids, in this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explores some ways that parents can help out their adult children without also giving it to their children’s spouses or partners.  All parents who want to make gifts to their children should check out this episode BEFORE making their gift to make sure that gift goes where they expect. 


If you found this episode helpful, check out these other episodes on similar topics:

71 - How the Crazy Real Estate Market affects Divorce and Separation

68 - Will Your Ex Get Everything If You Die?

63 - What Can You Do With a Marriage Contract?

56 - Will My Ext Get My House If I Divorce?

44 - Can You Be Better Off Financially If You Divorce?

40 - How to Keep Your Money in Separation/Divorce

29 - Common Law Separation and Property Division

9 - How is Property Divided After a Divorce in Ontario?


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Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on family law, divorce and separation issues.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  The host of the Ontario Family Law PodcastJohn Schuman, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, practicing in Toronto.  If you would like to contact him, either call 416-446-5847, email us,  or fill out form below and click “send.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form.


Contact Us and Comment:

You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with losing money - or coming out ahead, in your separation or divorce to supplement what people learn from this important podcast.



72 - Why a Judge Might Refuse to Grant Your Divorce



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72 - Why Would a Judge Refuse to Grant a Divorce?

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Getting an uncontested or simple divorce is thought by many to be a straightforward process.  As a result many people who try to do their divorce on their own are surprised when a judge refuses to grant the divorce. There is no absolute right to a divorce. Ontario Family Law sets out several reasons that a judge must refuse to grand a divorce, even when the couple needs it quickly to get remarried to new partners. They range from child support problems, to service issues, to attempts at fraud, to problems with a religions divorce, to the spouses not being entitled to get divorced in Ontario, to several more reasons.  It is important that separated spouses who want a divorce, know all the reasons that compel a judge to refuse that divorce, so they are not stuck rescheduling a wedding or having other problems  


In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains reasons that a judge can refuse a divorce to help separated couples succeed in becoming divorced.  This episode is critical for all separated couples who want to get a divorce, particularly those that are trying to get an uncontested divorce on their own, so that they can avoid the problems that can keep them from getting divorced. 

     

If you found this episode helpful, check out these other episodes on similar topics:

67 - How Long Does It Take To Get Divorced in Ontario?

56 - Will my Ex Get My House If I Divorce?

55 - Can You Get Divorced in Canada?

51 - Who Pays the Cost of an Ontario Divorce?

44 - Can You Be Better Off Financially If You Divorce? 

40 - How to Keep Your Money in Separation and Divorce

11 - Child Support’s Special and Extraordinary Expenses

10 - Child Support in Ontario/Canada: Who Pays and How Much?

3 - Divorce - What Does It Mean? How Do I Get One? 


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Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on family law, divorce and separation issues.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  The host of the Ontario Family Law PodcastJohn Schuman, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, practicing in Toronto.  If you would like to contact him, either call 416-446-5847, email us,  or fill out form below and click “send.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form.


Contact Us and Comment:

You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with losing money - or coming out ahead, in your separation or divorce to supplement what people learn from this important podcast.


71 - How the Crazy Real Estate Market Affects Divorce and Separation

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71 - How the Crazy Real Estate Market Affects Divorce and Separation

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The housing market, with its rapidly rising real estate prices, has been a topic of conversation across Canada.  It has also been a subject of interest in Family Courts, mediations and arbitrations.   Separated and divorcing spouses either want to make sure they continue to share in the rapidly increasing value of the home, or to make sure their former spouses do not.   When spouses are married, they have matrimonial homes – sometimes more than one per couple – and those can create a lot of opportunities to gain great wealth, at the expense of the other spouse, in this real estate market.  Common law couples do not equalize their property, so how they have arranged their finances may mean they share in every increase in real estate values or do not share them at all.  


In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains how the increase in value of matrimonial and family homes is shared, or is not, before and after separation, in the current crazy real estate market.  How couples organize their finances can make differences of hundreds of thousands of dollars, even millions of dollars when they separate. 


To get more information about the topics covered in this episode, check out these other episodes:

44 - Can You Be Better Off Financially If You Divorce? 

40 - How to Keep Your Money in Separation and Divorce

29 - Common Law Separation and Property Division

9 - How Property Is Divided After a Marriage in Ontario

8 - How Your Heart Can Get You Into Financial Trouble - Step Children and Matrimonial Homes


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Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on family law, divorce and separation issues.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  The host of the Ontario Family Law PodcastJohn Schuman, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, practicing in Toronto.  If you would like to contact him, either call 416-446-5847, email us,  or fill out form below and click “send.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form.


Contact Us and Comment:

You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with losing money - or coming out ahead, in your separation or divorce to supplement what people learn from this important podcast. 


70 - Do You Have a Duty to Report to the Children’s Aid Society?

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70 - Do You Have A Duty To Report to the Children's Aid Society?

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There is no question that child abuse and neglect is a terrible thing that can have long lasting impacts, even ruin the entire lives of child victims. While everyone should want to protect children from child abuse and neglect, Ontario Law has made it mandatory for everyone in a job that relates to children to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect to a children’s aid society. But, many have people have questions about what legal obligations they might have to report child abuse, what constitutes child abuse or neglect that must be reported and whether they can get into trouble for making such a report. This episode answers all those questions about requirements to report to a children’s aid society.  It is critical watching or listening for all professionals who work with children in Ontario. 


If the children's aid society has called to do an investigation on your family, listen to this episodewatch this video and read this page.


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Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on family law, divorce and separation issues.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  The host of the Ontario Family Law PodcastJohn Schuman, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, practicing in Toronto.  If you would like to contact him, either call 416-446-5847, email us,  or fill out form below and click “send.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form.


Contact Us and Comment:

You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with losing money - or coming out ahead, in your separation or divorce to supplement what people learn from this important podcast. 



69 - What Can Students Be Expelled for in Ontario?

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69 - What Can Students Be Expelled for in Ontario?

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Expulsion is the most serious punishment available within the school system and it can have long lasting consequences for expelled students both for their education and for their lives more generally. Although Board’s deny it, most expelled students have some identifiable characteristics.  They are more often racialized, have special education needs, are socially awkward – nerds, geeks and such, have been in the care of a children’s aid society or a combination of those.  In short, they are the most vulnerable students. But, none of these are good reasons to expel a student. Alternatively, principals want kids out of their school if there is even a hint of sexual impropriety, which raises lots of questions about injecting school discipline into student social-dynamics, especially amongst teenagers.   


While it may be possible to expel private school students for anything, things are very different for public school students.  The student must have misbehaved at school, at a school related activity or in a way that has impact many students at the school.  In addition, there are only eleven types of misbehaviour for which a school board can expel a student.  If the student did not commit one of those types of acts at one of the required places, the student cannot be expelled.  And, there are some special circumstances where even if a student did one of those types of behaviour, they still cannot be expelled.  If school is trying to expel a student improperly, the student and parents should fight that expulsion.  There are procedures for doing that and for appealing expulsions.  


In this Episode, Education Lawyer, John Schuman explains what students can be expelled for - and what they can’t. Many Ontario students are expelled improperly.  When that happens, they should not let the expulsions stand.  A child’s education is far too important.  


If you found this episode helpful or informative,  check out these:

65 - How to Get Help For Your Child’s Special Needs in Ontario Schools

58 - Student Rights During COVID-19

39 - What Ontario Private Schools Must Do About Bullying

38 - Ontario Private Schools, Standards and Education Law

22 - Children’s Rights in Ontario Schools


Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on all aspects of children’s law, education law, children’s rights, family law, divorce and separation issues.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  The host of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, John Schuman, is an Education Lawyer with more than 20 years experience, practicing in Toronto.  If you would like to contact him, either call 416-446-5847, email us, or fill out form below and click “send.”


You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with child custody matters to supplement what people learn from this important podcast.


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68 - Will Your Ex Get Everything if You Die?



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68 - Will Your Ex Get Everything If You Die?

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After they separate from a spouse or partner, most people expend considerable effort protecting their financial situation.  People want to protect what they have, either for themselves or for their children.   They also do not their exes to get more than necessary.  Everyone wants their own money that they can use, or give away, free from interference.   After separation, nearly everyone is very careful in organizing finances.  But, often they are NOT careful in planning for their finances if they die.  Unfortunately,  that can mean that, even after a long fight, a former spouse can get take much more from the estate than he or she would have gotten through family court - just because the other spouse dies without doing the proper things.  En ex-spouse can even take money from the estate at the expense of the children. 

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In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains what you have to do keep your ex from getting everything if you die after separation and to ensure your inheritance goes where you want it to go.   With concrete examples he sets out the precise steps that every separated spouse should take to preserve his or her estate for loved ones.


To get more information about the topics covered in this episode, check out these other episodes:

9 - How is Property Divided After a Marriage in Ontario?

10 - Child Support in Ontario/Canada: Who Pays and How Much?

23 - Why You Need a Will

29 - Common Law Separation and Property Division

30 - Spousal Support Entitlement

40 - How to Keep Your Money in Separation and Divorce

42 - How to Get a "Legal Separation" in Ontario

44 - Can You Be Better Office Financially If You Divorce?


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The Ontario Family Law Podcast is a companion to the book, Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available  as a $9.99 Kindle eBook, Kobo eBook, or iBook for your iPad or iPhone and as a paperback from Amazon and better bookstores.   Anyone who has to deal with issues related to separation or divorce, the financial considerations in those circumstances or parenting concerns should rely on both this podcast and the book for easy-to-understand information and advice about how the law applies to their case and what are the best ways to address their concerns.  The book also covers all the other related family law issues, such as  spousal support, property division, restraining orders, the Family Court process and all the alternatives to court.  To get your copy of the book, click on the picture of the book above and to the left.


Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on family law, divorce and separation issues.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  The host of the Ontario Family Law PodcastJohn Schuman, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, practicing in Toronto.  If you would like to contact him, either call 416-446-5847, email us,  or fill out form below and click “send.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form.


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You can comment on this podcast using the comments section below.  Share your experiences with losing money - or coming out ahead, in your separation or divorce to supplement what people learn from this important podcast. 


67 - How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced in Ontario?


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67 - How Fast Can You Get Divorced in Ontario?

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The big questions asked by people who are struggling in their marriage are "how easy it will be to get a divorce in Ontario?" and “How long will it take?"   People looking for a “new me” don’t want to have their ex hanging around like an anchor.  Especially, as getting a divorce is a prerequisite to getting remarried.  In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains  how easy and quick (or not) it will be to get an Ontario Divorce.  He explains what is required to qualify for a divorce in Ontario.  John also explains what separated spouses should do to get their divorce faster, some out-of-court options to move things along more quickly, and what will slow down the process and make it drag on.   This is all critical information that anyone considering separating from a spouse must know.


To get more information about the topics covered in this episode, check out these other episodes:


3 - Divorce - What Does It Mean?  How Do I Get One?

9 - How is Property Divided After a Marriage in Ontario?

10 - Child Support in Ontario/Canada: Who Pays and How Much?

14-16 Ontario Family Court Step-by-Step

29 - Common Law Separation and Property Division

40 - How to Keep Your Money in Separation and Divorce

42 - How to Get a "Legal Separation" in Ontario

44 - Can You Be Better Office Financially If You Divorce?

51 - Who Pays the Cost of an Ontario Divorce?

53 - How to Pay Less Child Support

54 - Child Support Does Not End at 18

60 - Should You Take Your Ex to Family Court?

62 - Is Family Mediation Binding?

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The Ontario Family Law Podcast is a companion to the book, Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available  as a $9.99 Kindle eBook, Kobo eBook, or iBook for your iPad or iPhone and as a paperback from Amazon and better bookstores.   Anyone who has to deal with issues related to separation or divorce, the financial considerations in those circumstances or parenting concerns should rely on both this podcast and the book for easy-to-understand information and advice about how the law applies to their case and what are the best ways to address their concerns.  The book also covers all the other related family law issues, such as  spousal support, property division, restraining orders, the Family Court process and all the alternatives to court.  To get your copy of the book, click on the picture of the book above and to the left.


Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on family law, divorce and separation issues.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  The host of the Ontario Family Law PodcastJohn Schuman, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, practicing in Toronto.  If you would like to contact him, either call 416-446-5847, email us,  or fill out form below and click “send.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form.


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66 - How to Change Child Support



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66 - How to Change Child Support

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Child Support is one of the hottest topics on this podcast.  It rouses a LOT of emotions. Separated parents frequently think that the amount of child support is wrong right from the start.  But, over time, changes in parent’s incomes and changes in parenting schedules can mean that the amount of child support DOES become wrong.  In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains what you have to do, step-by-step, to change child support.  He goes over what court forms to use, what the steps in the court process will be and how to avoid court. (This previous episode explains parents may want to avoid court.)  If the child support amount is now wrong, this episode explains how to fix that.


If you enjoyed this episode, check out these others:

62 - Is Family Mediation Binding?

60 - Should You Take Your Ex to Family Court?

57 - Could I Have to Pay Child Support to My Spouse’s Ex? 

54 - Child Support Does Not End at Age 18

53 - How to Pay Less Child Support

47 - How COVID-19 Affects Child Support and Spousal Support

44 -  Can you Be Better Off Financial If You Divorce?

40 - How to Keep Your Money in Separation and Divorce

34 - Disclosure in Family Law Cases

11 - Child Support’s Special and Extraordinary Expenses

10 - Child Support in Ontario/Canada - Who Pays and How Much?


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The Ontario Family Law Podcast is a companion to the book, Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available  as a $9.99 Kindle eBook, Kobo eBook, or iBook for your iPad or iPhone and as a paperback from Amazon and better bookstores.   Anyone who has to deal with issues related to child support, separation or divorce, the financial considerations in those circumstances or parenting concerns should rely on both this podcast and the book for easy-to-understand information and advice about how the law applies to their case and what are the best ways to address their concerns.  The book also covers all the other related family law issues, such as  spousal support, property division, restraining orders, the Family Court process and all the alternatives to court.  To get your copy of the book, click on the picture of the book above and to the left.


Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on family law, divorce and separation issues.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  The host of the Ontario Family Law PodcastJohn Schuman, is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, practicing in Toronto.  If you would like to contact him, either call 416-446-5847, email us,  or fill out form below and click “send.”  To book a consultation, at a reduced rate, use this form


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65 - How to Get Help for Your Child’s Special Needs in Ontario Public Schools


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65 - How to Get Help for Your Child's Special Needs in Ontario Public Schools

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One of the ways the most frequent ways kids get into trouble in school is by not having their unique needs met.   It is well know that when a school fails to meet a student’s education needs that can lead to all kinds of problems – not just the student failing to learn the curriculum.   It can lead to the student being frustrated, sometimes to the point of dropping out, having behaviour problems, getting suspended or expelled, and in all cases, definitely not achieving what the student should in school.   Often the resources for children with special needs are greater in the public school system than in private schools, which have only the resources that parents pay for.   But, getting the school to accommodate a child’s special needs can be challenging for parents.  Still, Ontario Education and Human Rights Law is often on the side of the student with a disability.  This episode  


In this Episode, Education Lawyer, John Schuman explains  how special education works in Ontario public schools and under Ontario Law, so that parents can get their children the help they need. 


If you found this episode helpful or informative,  check out these:

58 - Student Rights During COVID-19

39 - What Ontario Private Schools Must Do About Bullying

38 - Ontario Private Schools, Standards and Education Law

22- Children’s Rights in Ontario Schools


Thousands of people tune into the Ontario Family Law Podcast to get valuable pointers on all aspects of children’s law, education law, children’s rights, family law, divorce and separation issues.  Please feel free to share this podcast with your social network using the sharing buttons below.  The host of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, John Schuman, is an Education Lawyer with more than 20 years experience, practicing in Toronto.  If you would like to contact him, either call 416-446-5847, email us, or fill out form below and click “send.”


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