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Financial Abuse in Separation and Divorce

Financial abuse is a serious matter and is recognized in Ontario as a form of family violence. Because it is not talked about as often as other forms of abuse, it can be hard to determine whether you have experienced it. Financial abuse may affect relationships between grandparents, parents, children, or romantic partners. It’s a …

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Collaborative Divorce: A More Peaceful Approach to Ending Your Marriage

The Collaborative Divorce Process Collaborative divorce refers to the process of spouses working together to settle the terms of their divorce outside of court. Collaborative divorce is voluntary and normally means that negotiations remain amicable and address the interests of both parties through joint agreements. The Collaborative Team A collaborative team is assembled upon the …

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The Role of Mental Health Professionals in Family Law Cases

Not only can the stress of settling a divorce, separation, or parenting time negatively affect mental health, but pre-existing mental health conditions can play a critical role in family law cases. At Gelman & Associates, our lawyers can assist with family law cases and additional challenges introduced by mental health concerns. Contact us today to …

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Bitcoin Breakups: Dividing Digital Assets

Navigating a separation or divorce can be emotionally and mentally difficult for all involved. Dividing assets is challenging enough before you consider the added complexities related to digital assets. Technology has impacted all aspects of our life, including the way we accumulate wealth. Nowadays, when separating couples are tallying up their assets and the wealth …

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Finding a Spouse’s Hidden Assets in a Divorce

Undergoing a separation or divorce can impact all areas of your life. From your mental health to your family’s day-to-day activities, the process has the potential to cause a lot of stress. Emotions can get in the way, sometimes making these proceedings more difficult than one may have initially anticipated. Unfortunately, in some instances, spouses …

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Are 50/50 Asset and Property Splits Guaranteed During a Divorce or Separation?

Among couples that undergo a divorce or separation, the division of property varies case to case. While some couples may decide on an equal 50/50 division of property, others may create a more customized structure that works best for their unique circumstances. When an agreement cannot be reached privately, separating or divorcing couples may proceed …

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Navigating Family Day: The Role of Grandparents and Extended Family in Children’s Lives

Family Day is a time to celebrate and cherish the bonds that make our lives richer. For many, this includes the unique relationships children have with their grandparents and extended family members. In family law, recognizing the importance of these relationships is crucial, as they can significantly impact a child’s well-being and development. This blog …

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Ontario Superior Court’s Decision on Unsupervised Parenting Time: A Controversial Ruling?

In a ruling that stirs debate about balancing child safety and parental rights, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted unsupervised parenting time to Christopher Hunt, a father previously convicted of assaulting his daughter. This decision, stemming from the case Hunt v. Hunt (2023 ONSC 5411), highlights the complexities and challenges inherent in family law, …

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Discussing Child Access and Safety Planning During Domestic Violence Cases in Ontario

Safety Planning for Survivors of Domestic Violence We asked Evan Clemence, family lawyer at Gelman & Associates, some commonly asked questions about safety planning for survivors of domestic violence in Ontario. Please be advised that these answers are not intended as legal advice, but rather as an introductory overview on a legal subject. For legal advice …

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