Feelings of Guilt During Separation & Divorce

You’ve decided that your marriage simply isn’t going to work for you anymore.  There could be numerous reasons, and you know that this is the right decision for you.  Even though you know this is good for you, you may be feeling guilty.  This is particularly likely if you are the partner who chose to …

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Stop Wasting That Food!

Do you feel like you throw away a lot more food than you should? You aren’t alone. The Food and Agriculture Organization conducted a study in 2011 which found that 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted around the world each year. That’s a third of the food on the market for human consumption, and …

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Divorce Conflict: Shield Your Children

Whether you are separated or have already signed the divorce papers, your relationship with your partner may be a tense one.  When there are kids in the picture, they tend to pick up on the discord even if their parents aren’t fighting right in front of them.  Children who are exposed to constant conflict between …

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My abusive ex won’t leave the house! What should I do?

The law provides that married people have the right to reside in the matrimonial home regardless of ownership until there is consent or Court Order otherwise. If you were to leave the home, you may be seen to have forfeited this right. If there are children involved, there may be significant consequences if you leave …

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Reinventing Yourself After Divorce

You’ve lived you life for someone else for years, so what do you do now that the divorce is final? No matter how amicable your divorce might have been, this is often the time when people stop to take a look at themselves. What will your life be like from now on? What will change …

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Building Your Child’s Self Esteem

Do you want your child to feel good about himself?  Would you like to see him face challenges head-on and figure out ways to solve them?  Wouldn’t it be great to see that confidence carry over into adulthood and help him be successful?  Self esteem is an extremely important factor in your child’s life, both …

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The Basics of An Annulment

Question: I don’t want to get divorced. Can I get an annulment instead? Answer: Annulments are different from divorces. A divorce is the legal end to a marriage, granted by a Judge. In Canada, you can obtain a divorce if there is a breakdown in the marriage, based on one of three grounds: living separate …

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What is a Custody Evaluation?

The Children’s Law Reform Act states: “The court before which an application is brought in respect of custody of or access to a child, by order, may appoint a person who has technical or professional skill to assess and report to the court on the needs of the child and the ability and willingness of …

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Gelman Family Law News – Winter 2016

Your Brilliant Future Awaits “The only constant in life is change”. And there is no question that the end of a relationship is a huge change. But what if instead of fearing all the change in your post-relationship life, you embrace the opportunities?! What if you shift your perspective…? Continue Common Law and Property Equalization When …

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