Critical Information on Domestic Violence Posted onMarch 5, 2015September 4, 2020/ Devry Smith Frank LLP Podcast #26 – The Critical Information on Domestic Violence The Ontario Family Law Podcast deals with issues related to marriage, separation, divorce, child welfare and even some children’s rights issues. The main host is John Schuman, who a is family lawyer (Certified Specialist in Family Law), mediator, arbitrator and collaborative lawyer and is the partner managing the Family Law Group at Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF). Domestic violence is a frequent topic in family law matters because violence can be the cause, or the result, of a breakdown in a relationship. When it occurs, it can profoundly affect all the members of the family – all the adults and the children. This edition of the podcast focuses on the critical things that people who have violence in their relationship must know. It discusses getting help, the response by authorities – both police and children’s aid societies, restraining orders, family mediation where there is domestic violence and how to get help from a family lawyer, even if your partner is controlling all the money. [Podcast #26] Critical Information on Domestic Violence This episode will be of great assistance to people in violent relationships and it will complement the information available from shelters, domestic abuse counsellors, therapists, distress lines, the police, and other agencies that are available to assist people in fleeing domestic violence to protect themselves and their children. For more information, check out www.DevryLaw.ca. This podcast was provided for general information only. It does not constitute legal advice with regard to any specific situation.