Ontario Family Law Podcast

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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. Travelling with the Kids After Separation
  75. When Can You Legally Stop Your Ex From Seeing the kids
  76. Why Your Income for Taxes May Not Be Your Income for Child Support (or Spousal Support)
  77. What Happens if You Breach a Family Court Order?
  78. The Rights of Grandparents and Other Family Members to Kids
  79. What Am I Legally Required To Do First After Separating?
  80. When Can You Throw Out Your Ex’s Stuff?

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 parenting time? How do you get to make decisions for a child?
  • why is wrong to ask for custody of a child?
  • 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
  • the rights of grandparents and other family members to kids
  • what happens when someone breaches a family court order and how to enforce those orders


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, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, and most other podcast services 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.

80 - When Can I Throw Out My Ex’s Stuff?

 

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80 - When Can You Throw Out Your Ex's Stuff ?

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If you are stuck with a house full of your ex’s stuff, or even with your ex’s stuff taking up valuable space in your home, you are not alone! Family Lawyers very frequently hear the question: “When can I throw out my ex’s stuff?”  Many “exes" seem to like to use their former partner's home as free storage for months, or even years, as they think Ontario’s Family Laws require their former partners to look after the  stuff they left behind at the end of the relationship.  Well, that is not often the case.  But the partner left with the stuff has to be careful to avoid getting in legal trouble.  So, in this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, the host, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman asks Family Lawyer, Katelyn Bell, about what Ontario Law says about when someone can throw out, or sell, their ex’s stuff.


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

79 - What Am I Legally Required To Do First After Separating?

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 is Property Divided After a Divorce in Ontario?


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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.   Family law issues can impact may aspects of everyday life, and mistakes dealing with these laws can costs many thousands of dollars or more.  A little information on Family Law topics can really help save money, and keep children protected. Use both this podcast and the book for easy-to-understand information and advice about how the law applies to various situations.   The book also covers the essentials of all 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  podcast.


79 - What Am I Legally Required To Do First After Separating?


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79 - What Are the First Legal Duties After Separating? 

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Separating from a spouse or partner is, without a question, a very difficult and busy time.  It can seem like there are lots of things to do.  But what are separated spouses legally required to do first when they separate?  Since the answer is different from what may people think, in this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman goes over the legal duties people have immediately after separation. This episode goes over what separated spouses and parents must do to fulfill their legal obligations right after separating. This is all critical information that anyone considering separating from a spouse must know.


For more information on the alternatives to Family Court, check out the page on mediation and arbitration and the page on Collaborative Practice


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

75 - When Can You Legally Stop Your Ex From Seeing the Kids?

60 - Should You Take Your Ex To Family Court?

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

53 - How to Pay Less Child Support

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

34 - Disclosure in Family Law Cases

14 - Ontario Family Court Step By Step - Part 1

15 - Ontario Family Court Step By Step - Part 2

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.  It is an invaluable resource to anyone thinking of separating or who is separated.   There is important information about parenting disputes, separation or divorce, or the financial considerations in those circumstances.  Separated spouses and parents can 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 parenting issues, 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.


78 - The Rights of Grandparents and Other Family Members To See Kids

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78 - The RIghts of Grandparents and Other Family Members to Kids

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One of the things grandparents fear the most is being cut off from their grandkids. Often other family members such as aunts, uncles, and cousins, feel the same way.  Some stepparents dread the thought of being denied contact with their step-kids if they separate from the parent of those children.  When the Ontario government made changes to the Family Law legislation in 2021, it made it specifically possible for these non-parent family members to go to court and get orders to let them see, and even make decisions for kids.


In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains how grandparents and other important people to a child can ask a judge to make an order permitting them to have time with the child, and perhaps even decision-making responsibilities.  He also explains the other consequences that can come along with those orders, such as a requirement to share personal information and even pay child support.   The process is a little more complicated than it is for parents, but going to Family Court is definitely a family option for a person who was important in a child’s life to go to court to get an order to reestablish contact.


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

75 - When Can You Legally Stop Your Ex From Seeing the Kids?

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

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

68 - Will Your Ex Get Everything If You Die?

60 - Should You Take Your Ex To Family Court?

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

23 - Why You Need a Will

12 - How Step Parent and Grandparents Can be on the Hook for Child Support

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

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

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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 parenting disputes, separation or divorce, or the financial considerations in those circumstances  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 parenting issues, 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.


Do Kids Have a Right to Education That Is Greater Than the Rights of Striking Education Workers?

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With a strike by educational worker looming, which will shut down Ontario Schools (again), education lawyer, on November 3, 2022, John Schuman, went on 640 Toronto Radio’s the Alex Pierson Show, to discuss what rights students have this in this situation.  The legal situation of students is very different than many people may think.  Ontario Government Policy has not resulted in strong rights laws for students.


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For more on this topic, listen to Episode 43 of the Ontario Family Law Podcast.  You can click below the Ontario Family Podcast logo to hear it, or watch the video version below.



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43- The Rights of Students During Ontario Teacher's Strikes

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 PodcastJohn 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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77 - What Happens if You Breach a Family Court Order

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77 - What Happens If You Breach A Family Court Order?

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People engaged in Family Court litigation often express enormous frustration when their former spouses breach Family Court Orders.  Those breaches can mean the kids don’t have a relationship with a parent, can cause financial hardship, or, can drag family court proceedings to a standstill meaning nothing gets finished or finalized.  Judges repeatedly say that a court order is NOT a suggestion.  But are there really any consequences for breaching a Family Court Order?  


In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, goes over the consequences for breaching the various types of Family Court Orders.   The consequences for breaching a court order for child or spousals support are different from breaching a parenting (child custody) order.  There can be serious consequences for breaching a restraining order, while enforcing a court order for payment of money that is not support can be tricky.   Failing to provide court ordered disclosure can have serious consequences.  Judges can be more “enthusiastic” about enforcing some types of orders over others.  So, this episode covers what enforcement tools are available, and what enforcement tools are likely to be used, for each type of Order.   This is very important information for everyone with a case in Ontario Family Court because people usually go to court to force someone else to do something, so understanding how a court will, or will not, do that is important when making decisions about court.


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


75 - When Can You Legally Stop Your Ex from Seeing the Kids?

66 - How to Change Child Support

60 - Should You Take Your Ex to Family Court?

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

53 - How to Pay Less Child Support

40 - How to Keep Your Money in Separation and Divorce

34 - Disclosure in Family Law Cases

13 - Spousal Support in Ontario and Canada

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 separation or divorce, has run into trouble in family court or needs to understand post-separation financial 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.



76 - Why Your Income for Taxes May Not Be Your Income for Child Support (or Spousal Support)


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76 - When Is Your Income Not Your Income For Support

Parents who pay child support, and some parents who receive child support, are can be very surprised, when a judge, arbitrator, or lawyer acting as a family law mediator, say that a parent’s income for child support is NOT the same as the total income on their tax return on which they pay taxes.  This is particularly true when the parent is self-employed, or earns their income by means other than a salary such as through dividends or capital gains.  The different way for calculating income for child support can have a significant impact on the amount of child support that is paid.  It also affects spousal support, although that can be in even more complicated.  

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Since income for support can be income for taxes, and since a listener asked, in this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman explains how Family Law adjusts income when dealing with support.  Everyone is paying or receiving support where one parent or spouse earns income that is not reported on a T4, should pay attention to this episode to make sure the amount of support is right!


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

66 - How to Change Child Support

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

30 - Spousal Support Entitlement 

13 - Spousal Support in Ontario and Canada

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.   Family law issues can impact may aspects of everyday life, and mistakes dealing with these laws can costs many thousands of dollars or more.  A little information on Family Law topics can really help save money, and keep children protected. Use both this podcast and the book for easy-to-understand information and advice about how the law applies to various situations.   The book also covers the essentials of all 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.


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.


75 - When Can You Legally Stop Your Ex From Seeing the Kids?


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75 - When Can You Legally Cut Your Ex Off From the Kids

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When parents do not separate on good terms, they often have concerns about the other parent’s priorities – particularly when very young children or infants are involved. When a separation is going to be high conflict, Family Lawyers  frequently hear from a parent who needs to start court right away, without trying any of the better ways to work things out, because the kids have been completely cut off from him or her.  The reasons why this happen vary, from domestic violence, to concerns about child abuse, to disagreements over parenting strategies, to questions about the other parent’s competences, to issues over child support and the children’s wishes.  But, there are only certain reason that judges believe justify cutting off a parent from the children.  Any other excuse is going to get a parent in serious Family Court trouble and that parent may even be cut off from the kids by Court Order!

  

In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast,  Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, goes over what Ontario Family Law says justifies cutting out the other parent - and what does not. He also goes over the potentially serious consequences for parents - and the kids - when a parent gets that wrong.   This episode contains the legal information that every parent should know before stopping a parenting schedule. 


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

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

61 - Can You Move With the Kids After Separation?

60 - Should You Take Your Ex to Family Court?

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

37 - Sharing the Holidays After Separation

36 - Is Family Court Biased?

35 - Keeping Custody/Access Issues Out of Court

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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


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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


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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.



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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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.   Family law issues can impact may aspects of everyday life, and mistakes dealing with these laws can costs many thousands of dollars or more.  A little information on Family Law topics can really help save money, and keep children protected. Use both this podcast and the book for easy-to-understand information and advice about how the law applies to various situations.   The book also covers the essentials of all 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.



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.


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