25. Family Law for First Responders (Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Paramedics and others)

Family Law for First Responders (Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Paramedics and others)

Police officers, paramedics and firefighters and other emergency first responders help people every day.  They go into difficult situations when others are running away.  They work in difficult situations, at difficult hours, and the work often has lasting effects on them.  All of this creates unique issues that first responders must address if they separate or divorce (an event that, unfortunately, can be the product of a first responder’s job).   As a special support to first responders, this podcast will give some guidance to first responders on the unique issues they face in Ontario family law. 

This podcast looks at the special issues that first responder face in the family law matters of child custody and access, parenting plans, child and spousal support, dividing pensions as part of property equalization, the impact of disability payments, and special considerations for first responders in separation and divorce. 

This podcast has been designed as a special support for police offers, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders going through  the difficult times that accompany family law matters. John would like them to know #ivegotyourback911. 

For more information about the unique legal issues faced by police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency first responders, watch this video:

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