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How are Pensions Affected During a Separation or Divorce in Ontario

Private pensions are a valuable component of retirement planning for many Canadians as they offer predictable income and financial security beyond the Canada Pension Plan CPP. In Ontario, private pensions hold significant value, making them complex assets to handle during divorce or separation proceedings. Here are some commonly asked questions from our clients during separation …

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Understanding Parental Alienation in Ontario

In Ontario, parental alienation is recognized as a serious concern that can negatively impact the parent-child relationship as well as the wellbeing of the child.  Alienating actions may be subject to legal consequences in Ontario, whether they have occurred deliberately or unintentionally in family law proceedings. Speaking to a family lawyer can help clarify what …

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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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Grandparent Rights: An Overview

Grandparents play an integral role in the lives of their grandchildren. They provide care, guidance, and are often important support systems for their grandchildren. When parent’s separate, there may be tension that arises from the family conflict. Grandparents at times can become “caught in the middle” which leaves them estranged from their grandchildren. When this …

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An Overview of the FRO

By Jeffrey Mammon, B.A. J.D., Family Law Lawyer What is the FRO? The Family Responsibility and Support Arrears Enforcement Act is the Statutory Authority that provides the FRO the legislative powers to enforce child and spousal support Court Orders and Separation Agreements that include child and /or spousal support provisions. The FRO ensures that the …

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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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