John P. Schuman

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Address: 95 Barber Greene Rd #100a, North York, ON M3C 3E9
Lawyer Firm: Schuman Law
Phone: (416) 446-5080
Fax: (416) 446-5080

First Year of Call

Areas of Practice
Family Law

1.John is a Certified Specialist in Family Law. This is an honour bestowed by the Law Society of Upper Canada on the top lawyers in their field on the recommendation of other lawyers. For more on what this means, check out the Law Society’s Webpage.
2.The mainstream media has recognized John’s expertise and turns to him when it needs a top lawyer in the areas of family law and children’s rights. John has appeared on: CBC/Radio Canada, the Ward and Al Show on Canada Talk Radio, Family Matters with Justice Brownstone (also see this page), DivorceSource Radio, Real Estate 101, and To Your Success.
3.John has practised child and family law exclusively since 1999.
4.John obtained a Masters (specialized) Degree in Family Law in 1999 from Queen’s University.
5.Before his Master’s degree. John clerked for a family court judge.
6.John has extensive trial experience. He has taken, on average, 3 cases to trial every year for the past 10.
7.John has settled many, many cases each year in advance of trial – but only when it did not make sense to go to trial. He knows when it is best to settle and when to keep going.
8.John has extensive experience in high-conflict cases.
9.John has extensive experience in complex financial family law cases. He knows where to look for the money and how to find it.
10.John is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and is “up to date” on the latest research relevant to family law issues.
11.John has been counsel on several precedent setting, reported cases. (See above.)
12.John has relationship with many other allied family law professionals. John can help you get the accountants, counsellors, investigators and other professionals that you need.
13.John is a trained Family Law Mediator. In that role he brings a child-focused, common sense approach to resolving Family Law Disputes.
14.John is trained a Collaborative Lawyer, and is able to assist parties to work together to find the best solutions for themselves and their children.
15.John is an author of several important and leading books about how the law applies to children and families.
16.John practices in a firm that has specialists in almost every area of law, allowing “non-family law” solution to family problems, and also ensuring every aspect of client’s legal needs are met (even identifying problems that clients did not.)

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