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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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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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Mental Health and Family Law

Discussions surrounding mental health have become increasingly common and while this has helped to reduce stigma, it has not gone away completely. However, it is an important topic for many people involved in a family law matter. You might have questions such as, what role does mental health play in family law matters? Will your …

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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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Parental Alienation & Parenting Plans

If you believe your ex-spouse may be trying to alienate your child or children from you, you are likely very stressed and you might be wondering how to address it without creating even more conflict. The severity of parental alienation and the impact varies widely as do the approaches required depending on the circumstances and …

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What Happens When One Parent Wants To Relocate to a New Location With the Child After a Separation or Divorce?

Many parents do not realize that the community that your child(ren) are born into and are raised to be a part of, whether geographical or social, can play a significant role in parenting issues following the separation and/or divorce of parties, particularly when one party makes the decision to move with the children in tow. …

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Tips on How To Address Holidays and Special Occasions in Parenting Plans

By Jeffrey Mammon, B.A. J.D., Family Law Lawyer Often when parents separate they are more focused on the immediate  “regular” day to day parenting schedule with their children during the school year.   The parents end up spending considerable amount of time,  energy and legal fees negotiating a parenting plan that sets out the “regular schedule” …

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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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