90 – 5 More Costly Misconceptions About Family Law


What You Need to Know to Save Money in Family Court

Looking at online comments about divorce, separation, child custody, parenting and family law, it is shocking how wrong they can be. In many cases, that misinformation can lead to bad choices that can cost spouses or parents big money, or even their kids. In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, corrects those misconceptions to help keep people out of trouble. The myths busted in this episode are:

  1. The Child Support Guidelines are just Guidelines, you don’t have to follow them 
  2. The Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines are the law and when the formula produces numbers, there must be spousal support.
  3. After separation, spousal support changes when the payor’s income changes, just like spousal support
  4. Support is based only on what a person’s total income is on his or her tax return
  5. When a parent doesn’t get along with their kids, the court won’t make the kids live with that parent

⁠video version of this episode is available on YouTube⁠. Check out episode 85 for four more big things that people get wrong about family law. If you found this episode helpful, check out these other episodes:

85. ⁠Four Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Divorce Law⁠

83. ⁠Family Law Strategies That Fail… and Tips to Succeed⁠

82. ⁠Mistakes People Make Doing Their Own Separation Agreement⁠

81. ⁠Can Separated Parents Agree to No Child Support?⁠

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

71. ⁠⁠The Impact of the Crazy Real Estate Market on Separation & Divorce⁠⁠ 

60. ⁠⁠Should I Take My Ex to Family Court?⁠⁠ 

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

53. ⁠⁠How to Pay Less Child Support⁠⁠ 

40. ⁠⁠How to Keep Your Money in Divorce and Separation ⁠⁠ 

36. ⁠⁠Is Family Court Biased? ⁠⁠ 

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. Get it here: ⁠https://schumanlaw.ca/family-law-guide.html

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