94 – What Happens at Your First Day in Ontario Family Court


What Happens Your First Time in Family Court

Most people have no idea what goes on in Family Court. They can be very afraid to go there. And for good reason. There can be a lot at stake. Judges on TV can seem intimidating, or even mean. That judge can make some important decisions that will impact the lives of separated spouses and parents forever. However, people find Family Court a lot easier if they know what to expect and things work out better when they know what to do and what not to do.

In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman goes what happens the first time separated spouses or parents go to Family Court. The first time before a judge, called a case conference, is very different from what many people expect. He also explains what you should do, and what you should not do, to make the appearance go your way. This information, also will separated spouses and parents decide whether to go to Family Court, or use another method to resolve their differences. A v⁠video version of this podcast episode is available on YouTube⁠

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

83. ⁠Family Law Strategies That Fail⁠ 

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

77. ⁠What Happens if You Breach a Family Court Order⁠ 

60. ⁠Should You Take Your Ex to Family Court?⁠⁠ ⁠ 

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

41. ⁠How to Prepare for Family Mediation⁠

36. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Is Family Court Biased? ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠  

35. ⁠Keeping parenting matters out of court⁠ 

34. ⁠Disclosure in Family Law Cases⁠

15. ⁠Family Court Step-By-Step Part 2: From the First Appearance to the Last Appearance Before Trial⁠

14. ⁠Family Court Step-By-Step Part 1: Starting Court Proceedings⁠ 

The Ontario Family Law Podcast is a companion to the book, Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law. The latest edition, which is up-to-date on all important divorce issues is now available. Get it as a ⁠$8.99 Kindle eBook⁠https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0CN8WWYHD, or as an ⁠Apple Book for your iPad or iPhone⁠ . You can also get it as a ⁠paperback or hard cover from Amazon⁠ or at better bookstores.

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