John P. Schuman, C.S. Ontario Lawyer

John  P. Schuman, C.S.
verified lawyer
  • Devry Smith Frank LLP
  • 95 Barber Greene Road
  • Suite 100
  • Toronto, ON M3C3E9
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Family Law, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice


20 years


John is a Certified Specialist in family law, who is an experienced and respected family lawyer, mediator arbitrator, collaborative lawyer, education lawyer and children's rights lawyer. He is the head of the Family Law Group at Devry Smith Frank LLP, a 50 lawyer full service firm located in Toronto near Lawrence and the Don Valley Parkway and near Highway 401. (A location chosen because it is easy to access from downtown and the "905 area" and has lots of free parking.) John has earned the respect of his clients, judges, mediators and arbitrators for his sensible approach to resolving family law issues, his concern for children, and his understanding of complex financial matters. At paragraph 71 of a court decision, click here, Justice Sherr wrote “Mr. Schuman’s conduct in this case is an example of what lawyers are supposed to do in difficult cases.” John is known for his sensible approach to complex financial matters and his concern for children's rights. John is also the author of the book, the Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law, which is available on Amazon. In addition, John has published articles in referred legal journals on the questioning of child witnesses, allegations of abuse when parents have separated, the role children should place in the court process and the rights of children to direct their own medical treatment. John is also the editor of the “Child in the Courtroom” chapter of Wilson on Children and the Law. He is co-author of the Child Protection Proceedings Chapter in Evidence in Family Law. Divorce Source Radio interviewed John on the topic of children in divorce. John makes regular television appearances in relation to family law matters.

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