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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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Narcissists and Divorce

Divorce is a complex and emotionally charged process that can be significantly more challenging when one of the parties involved exhibits narcissistic traits. Narcissists often engage in manipulative, controlling, and abusive behavior, making the divorce process not only difficult but potentially harmful to the emotional and financial well-being of their partner. In such cases, hiring …

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Common Signs That Your Spouse Or Partner Struggles With Narcissistic Tendencies

What Is Narcissism? ‘Narcissism’ has become somewhat of a catch-all vogue term casually thrown around, particularly in the realm of family law. In our social-media frenzied culture where we all have degrees in Googling and Wikipedia, it has become a popular adjective to describe an ex, while the actual medical diagnosis of “Narcissist Personality Disorder” …

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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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Exploring the Impact of Divorce on Children

We spoke with Claire McDowell, a family lawyer with Gelman & Associates, about the impact of divorce on children.  Please note that this article is intended as an overview on a subject in family law, and is not intended as legal advice. For legal advice regarding matters of divorce, we recommend you schedule a consultation …

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