How to Win in Your Divorce or Family Court: Avoid Common Family Law Mistakes

When going through a separation or divorce, there are a lot of decisions to make. Some of the decisions you make can affect the rest of your life. Unfortunately, many people unknowingly make some big mistakes right at the start. This is an important video to watch if you are thinking about separating or have just separated because it helps you plan your next steps and avoid those big mistakes. If you have been separated for a while, this video can still help you understand your situation and figure out the best way to move forward with your divorce, separation agreement, or separation.

In this video, Toronto Lawyer and Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, covers the following topics and more:

1. Why it can be a mistake to move out… especially if you want custody of the kids.

2. Is family court the right choice for you and the kids to decide on child custody, access and parenting issues?

3. How to plan financially for a separation to avoid giving more than you should to your spouse.

4. Common mistakes that separating spouses make regarding their spouses.

5. How you can lose a lot of money, maybe even your inheritance, because of “matrimonial home” and “claims in equity.”

6. How you can lose your family’s cottage to your spouse (even if it has been in your family for generations!).

7. How to avoid paying spousal support or alimony (or at least reduce how much you pay).

8. How the internet and social networking can get you into big trouble in family court.

9. The dangers of tape recording conversations of your ex or your kids.

10. How your emotions in the divorce or separation can work against you.

Contact Us

To contact John Schuman, Certified Specialist in Family Law, call 416-446-5847, email him at, or use the form on this page.

Contact Form Fluent Form (#6)