John P. Schuman C.S., Child and Family Law

Helpful, Direct, Experienced, Solution Focused, Child Centred Toronto Family and Education Lawyer and Mediator (and advocate for children)

Unlock Your Legal Pathway with John Schuman!

Consultations last around an hour.  During that time, we listen to your story, gather the pertinent details about your situation, tell you what law applies, list all your legal options and tell you what you need to do next.  Most of our clients find the consultations are packed with information and so it is best to arrange a consultation for a time when you will be able to concentrate.

Please note, we are not retained, even for a consult, until we have contacted you and completed the necessary arrangements.

Certified Specialist in Family Law

  • Simple Divorce
  • Separation Agreements
  • Marriage Contracts
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Custody and Access
  • Property Division
  • Structuring business in light of Family Law issues
  • Legal issues surrounding heterosexual and same-sex relationships
  • Common-law relationships
  • Child Protection (Children’s Aid Society proceedings)
  • Collaborative Law and Collaborative Practice
  • Family Mediation and Family Arbitration
  • Family Court Proceedings
  • Adoptions
  • Legal issues surrounding assisted reproduction


I have had the pleasure of working with John Schuman and others at DSF for a family matter over the last 8 months. They all worked very diligently on my case. All of the staff I interacted with were very professional, helpful and supportive – and most of all very informative in a situation that I didn’t know anything about – guiding and helping me through a tough process. Many thanks to DSF.

– From C.S.Z

Mr. John Schuman is absolutely the best Family Law Lawyer there is. I too had 2 previous lawyers from my divorce several years ago, and i only wish i had retained Mr. Schuman then. But….better late than never. I am so calm and happy knowing Mr. Schuman is representing me and my child! God bless you. Thank you for your heart of Gold, and your empathy and compassion to the human race! I too will recommend you to everyone and anyone I know!

– From A.C

If I could offer one piece of advice for those contemplating separation…See John Schuman first!. If I would have used their services from the beginning of my separation the outcome would have been very different. I was self represented until the final stages of my court experience, what John and the rest of the team did to finalize my long, stressful, upsetting separation was nothing short of miraculous. Myself and my two children can finally get on with our lives thanks to John and his team.

– From Amanda