Gelman Continues to Grow
Gelman & Associates continues to grow! We’ve recently renovated our York Mills office to accommodate 4 new offices and redesign our boardroom. The additional space adds to the open and inviting atmosphere, and will allow us to accommodate our new team members (please see below) as we continue to expand.

Dealing with a Narcissistic Ex
It isn’t always easy to deal with an ex, and it’s made that much worse when your ex is a narcissist. You probably didn’t realize that your ex was a narcissist when you first met. He/She probably seemed perfectly nice and even charming. Slowly, though, that facade melted away to reveal a person who believes the world revolves around them. READ MORE

2 New Family Law Lawyers at Gelman
Gelman & Associates is pleased to announce the addition of two experienced and skilled family law lawyers to our firm. The addition of these new lawyers will strengthen our ability to serve clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Please join Lisa Gelman in welcoming Carolyn Warner & David Frenkel. READ MORE

Pets & Divorce: Sometimes a Dog’s Breakfast
For some people, deciding who gets the pets after a divorce can be just as difficult and heartbreaking as determining custody of the children. Pets often become part of the family, but the law in Ontario considers them personal property to be divided at the end of a marriage. This means that no matter how emotionally attached you or your spouse may be to your furry friend, it can sometimes come down to a judge deciding who the pet gets to live with. READ MORE

Gelman & Associates:Your Collaborative Family Law Firm
Hollywood divorce may make the process appear bitterly contested with drawn-out battles in court, but the reality in Ontario is that only a small percentage of divorces reach such a fever pitch. READ MORE

Telling the Kids You’re Getting a Divorce
When you decide to get divorced, you can’t avoid telling others about it. You have to tell your family and friends so they can support you during the process. You have to share the news with your employer so you can change your benefits. Your creditors will also want to hear about it, so they can help you make financial arrangements. Unfortunately, you also have to tell your kids, which is the hardest part. READ MORE

Familiar Face Newest Gelman Lawyer
A familiar face at Gelman & Associates will soon become its newest family lawyer. Long-time employee, Melissa Douglas will soon be called to the Ontario Bar and wil then assume a full-time role at the firm as its newest family law lawyer. She will practice out of the firm’s Barrie office alongside senior lawyer, Cindy Scharff. READ MORE

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”
– Napoleon Hill