Gelman & Associate's statement regarding COVID-19 - Read More

Given the ever-changing status of COVID-19 in Ontario, we want to assure clients that our firm remains open for business. However, in order to safeguard the health of our employees and clients, we will be closing our office in the interim, and our lawyers and staff will be working remotely. It is important that our clients know there will be no interruption in our service and our focus is handling your important legal matters. We will ensure that we do everything we can to advance your matter as much as possible.

Please note that the courts are currently closed, with the exception of urgent legal matters.

While we may not be able to meet in our office, we are fully prepared to continue to offer all of our legal services paperless and conduct important meetings using digital technology. Please feel free to contact us anytime at or call us at 1-844-736-0200. You may also contact any of our lawyers directly with your query and we will get back to you right away.

This is a very difficult time we are all experiencing but our commitment to our clients is as strong as ever. With all of us working together, and supporting one another, we will get through this.

From the Blog

Latest posts from the Gelman & Associates blog


Court Addresses Costs For Father’s Non-Urgent Covid-19 Application

A few weeks ago we blogged about a decision in which a father attempted to alter his access schedule with his child during COVID-19. The court had determined that the father’s request was not urgent. Our own Irina Davis represented the mother in that trial ad did so again during a recent hearing where costs …

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COVID-19 and Meeting the “Urgency Test”

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, courts have had to consider parties’ requests to hear motions and decide whether a matter meets the “urgency test” (set out below) on a case-by-case basis. In a recent decision, an Ontario court considered whether a mother’s motion met this test in the context of a more recent notice to …

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Allegations Against Father Lead To Reduced Access

We have spent a lot of time during the COVID-19 pandemic covering cases where the courts are asked to determine whether or not a matter is urgent. While some matters might be deemed insufficiently urgent, leaving the parties to have to wait until courts resume normal activities before pursuing their matters, some types of issues …

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