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Introducing Jennifer Shuber, Certified Specialist in Family Law

Gelman & Associates is thrilled to welcome Jennifer Shuber to our firm. Jennifer is a highly-regarded family lawyer and has been practicing exclusively in the area of family law for the past two decades. Jennifer left a very successful practice to join the Gelman & Associates team and will be based in Toronto. Jennifer is …

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Trying to Fill the Void Your Spouse Left

The loss of a romantic partner, even if you didn’t get along or if you genuinely disliked each other, can be very traumatic. When your spouse is gone, you’re subject to a variety of emotions. You may feel lonely or have a sense of emptiness. These feelings can be constant or they can be triggered …

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My Spouse Says He Loves Me but Wants a Divorce

It’s one of the most unfair scenarios in divorce: your spouse gives you conflicting information and exhibits mixed behaviour that leaves you drowning in confusion. Your spouse might say, “I still love you, but I want a divorce.” You might still be intimate with each other, but your spouse isn’t interested in the other aspects …

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Answering Adult Kids’ Questions about Divorce

Adult kids can feel the impact of parents’ divorces just as acutely as younger children do—and they may have a lot of questions about your split. While it’s tough, remember that just because they’re grown doesn’t make the pain of shifting family dynamics any less real. Talking to Adult Children About Divorce Psychologists often suggest …

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Don’t Let Post-Divorce Loneliness Put You in Reverse

When you’re lonely, it can be tempting to turn to someone you’ve known for ages for comfort. That’s normal—and as long as that person isn’t your ex, it’s okay. However, seeking comfort from your ex is almost always a bad idea; it can lead to poor decisions and even more emotional turmoil. Worse, it could …

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Thanksgiving Alone: 3 Ways to Brighten Your Day

Thanksgiving is about a month away, and many people are already making big plans. Your child custody agreement might leave you alone on October 14 this year, and you might not be feeling particularly thankful. When you’re not planning to spend time with friends or other family, loneliness can take over. The good news? Even …

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Back to School: New Routines

As the summer winds down and you’re getting the kids ramped up for school, there are plenty of things to do. If you’re in the middle of negotiations through a North York divorce lawyer or you’re a newly single parent, you probably already understand the importance of creating new routines for your kids so they …

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Faith and Remarriage

Marriage and family are central to most major world religions—but what happens when your ex marries outside your common faith and subjects your kids to outside influences? Since you cannot control what he or she does, what rights do you have? When faith is involved, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. In some cases, people resolve their …

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Is Your Sex Life (or Lack Thereof) Hurting Your Marriage?

Lots of couples worry about sex. Whether they are having enough, whether their partners are still interested and whether they’re the “odd couple” dominate the secret thoughts of most of your neighbours—and if you’re like most people, you’re wondering, too. Is your sex life, or your lack of a sex life, hurting your marriage? On …

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Managing Your Children’s Health in Two Homes

Whether you’ve just started to work with a North York divorce lawyer or you are already flying solo, it’s a challenge to stay on the same page with your ex when it comes to managing your children’s health in two homes. In addition to doctor visits and regular medications your kids might need to take, …

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