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Family Lawyer Cindy Scharff Got Featured in MoneyWise

Family law lawyer Cindy Scharff from Gelman and Associates in Barrie, Ontario was quoted by MoneyWise on their article about how to protect one’s finances when leaving an abusive partner. She said that while safety is the number one concern, somebody has to think of how to leave.

“A lot of people are starting from zero trying to figure out: Well, what do I even have? And then, what do I need? Both of those can be big unknowns to people when they’re trying to figure out how they can do this,” says Scharff.

Read the full article here.

How do we teach our boys to be kind: “We can talk about how but the reality is who’s teaching them?”

Leadership Coach Mike Cameron recently joined Good Mornings with Dahlia Kurtz on Canada Talks, SiriusXM channel 167. In the SoundCloud segment, Cameron shared his insights on the subject of how kindness can be taught to boys at an early age.

Listen to the entire SoundCloud segment here.

The new way to divorce your spouse: What you need to know about living together apart

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Lisa Gelman Offers an Insightful Look at Modern Separation and Living Together After Divorce.

Ontario family law lawyer Lisa Gelman was recently featured in CanadaTalks SiriusXM 16. She shares a unique perspective on how to divorce a spouse in these challenging times of pandemic and what you need to know about living together apart.

“There are some fun ways for people who are separating, who are amicable. They’ve just grown apart and they realize that they no longer are going to be a significant other to another. But usually, when they have children, as always be this, because they’ve decided for the best interest of their children being great parents. ‘We’re going to put our issues behind and put the issues of our children first and with them to come to the realization, either on an interim basis, or long term. We’re going to save living apart under the same words, although we’re separated.’”

Listen to the full segment here.

Listen to Season 3 Episode 3: What Do Family Lawyers Do? From Law Girl by Jasmine Daya on Apple Podcasts

Lawyers say court-ordered custody agreements must be followed, even during COVID-19

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Breaking up is hard to do during a pandemic

Amendments to the Divorce Act come into force

Checkout My Business Magazine – Feature Article: This is where it starts to get better

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The tragedy of A.M. v. C.H.: Time for an interventionist approach

Producing financial disclosure in family law: A poem

Counselling for family law clients during a sea of change

Couples join less in holy matrimony and more in heavenly ignorance

About Face: Essays on Addiction, Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies – Lisa Gelman contributed two articles and the book was edited by an award-winning professor at Nipissing University Schulich School of Education

Lisa Gelman and David Frenkel contributed two articles in the book About Face: Essays on Addiction, Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies

The Lawyer’s Daily – Hidden mental health issues and family law

Gelman & Associates is quoted in Parliament

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Preparing Financial Statements

Trust, freedom and inadequate financial disclosure

Advising family law litigators, protectors and clients on domestic violence issues

A different perspective on divorce: How it can help the individuals and the families

Paradigm shift needed

Courts consider whether alcohol mixes with employment in imputing income

Sex addiction and evidence in Canadian family law courts

Couples living together, apart

How the courts do the math on family loans

CHCH Television – First Monday after New Years is known as ‘Divorce Day’

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Using joint family venture to divide unmarried assets

Toronto Star – Seeking annulment for a quickie marriage? It’s not that easy

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National Post – Annulments are rare and tricky to get. So why would a McCain heiress in an acrimonious split file for one?

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HelpMeSara – Podcast Feature

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Global News Toronto – News Segment: Why some law firms are offering piecemeal services

CHCH Television – Lisa Gelman appearance on “Square Off” talking about DIY Divorce

CJAD 800AM News Talk Radio

Global News Radio – Gelman & Associates talk prenuptial agreements and the importance of being financially prepared before you say, “I do”.

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Understanding Unjust Enrichments and Constructive Trusts

Divorce and the division of assets are anything but simple.  While Ontario law requires that assets be distributed equitably, there are cases in which one spouse is the legal title holder of a piece of property that ends up benefiting them unfairly as a result.  In these cases, courts turn to an equitable remedy in …


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What Does Child Support Cover in Ontario

All parents are required to provide financial support to their children.  This obligation applies to all parents whether they are married, in a relationship or not.  Similarly, you are required to support your children whether or not they live with you or there is regularly contact with them.  Child support is a regular, ongoing payment …


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How Long Do You Have to Pay Child Support in Ontario

Child support is an obligation of every parent.  Choosing to marry your child’s other parent is a personal choice, but you are required to provide financial support to your children regardless of your marital status.   Ontario law sets out Child Support Guidelines that provide a set of rules and charts to calculate the amount …


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