Should You Take Your Ex to Family Court? Posted onJuly 21, 2021October 1, 2021/ Devry Smith Frank LLP Podcast #59 – Should You Take Your Ex to Family Court? People have assumed for years that getting divorced, or even separating meant you had to go battle things out in Family Court. That is not the case. Family Court is NOT the best option for many people. It can lead to results they don’t want. Going to Family Court means turning over important decisions about your family, and most importantly about your children, to a stranger – the judge. And for certain people, and in certain situations, that may have undesirable results. Parents are often disappointed with the results for their kids. There are other ways to resolve matters. negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and collaborative practice all represent ways to stay out of Court. But sometimes, those options won’t provide the necessary protection, and going to Family Court to have a judge take control of the situation is absolutely necessary. Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains how to know when you should go to Family Court and when you should look at those other options to resolve matters with your Ex. For more information, check out www.DevryLaw.ca. The companion book to this podcast, The Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law is available by clicking on the book to the right. The e-book is $9.99 and is available for immediate download from Amazon for Kindle, Kobo and iTunes for iPad, iPhone and Mac.If you have found this podcast useful, please feel free to share it on your social network by using the buttons to the left or at the bottom of the page. Hundreds of people download episodes of the podcast every month because of the valuable information it provides on family law and family court issues. This podcast was provided for general information only. It does not constitute legal advice with regard to any specific situation. Opening and closing music © 2010 Little Jackie Wright Thanks for listening.