Power of Attorney

Family Lawyers Advising on Power of Attorney A valid, up to date power of attorney is an important estate planning tool that can ensure that your finances and your health are protected should you become incapable of making important decisions about these matters. Most people believe that if something happens to them and they are …

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Succession Planning

Family Lawyers Advising Business Owners on Succession Planning If you are an entrepreneur or own a family business you should have a succession plan in place to ensure a continuous transition of the business in the event of your retirement, a long-term illness, an accident, or death. Neglecting this important planning step can leave your …

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Wills

Toronto Family Lawyers Advising on Wills and Estate Planning A will is one of the most important documents a person can ever prepare in their lifetime. Having a valid up to date will is critical in maintaining control over your assets, ensuring that children, spouses and other family members and loved ones are taken care …

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Estate Planning

Family Lawyers Advising on Estate Planning Proactive estate planning, including preparing a will and a power of attorney is critical step in effectively managing and distributing your wealth and in ensuring that your spouse, children, and other loved ones are taken care of if something were to happen to you. Estate planning can be daunting …

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Narcissistic Exes

Dealing with a Narcissistic Ex Going through a separation or divorce is never easy, and it’s even worse when an ex is a narcissist.  Because narcissists often initially come across as model citizens, often even charming, the spouse of a narcissist might not have initially picked up on the narcissism. Slowly, though, the façade melts …

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Divorce and Social Media

Family Lawyers Advising on Divorce and Social Media It has become commonplace for people document nearly every aspect of their lives on social media.  Checking into a popular restaurant on Facebook and later posting a photo to Instagram, commenting on a topic on Twitter, or posting about a business endeavour on LinkedIn have become ubiquitous …

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The Matrimonial Home

Family Lawyers Advising on the Matrimonial Home For most couples, the matrimonial home represents the largest asset they jointly own, and has deep emotional resonance as the place where a marriage began, the place where children have grown up, and the place where memories are collected. Unsurprisingly, the matrimonial home and what becomes of it …

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Inheritances

Family Lawyers Helping Separated and Divorced Clients with Inheritance Issues Questions about how marriage affects an inheritance are common. Clients who are the recipients of an inheritance are often curious about whether the inheritance will be protected from their spouse in the event of a separation or divorce. Other clients wonder whether they would be …

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Variations

Family Lawyers for Varying Custody and Support Agreements After a divorce or separation has been finalized, there may be changes in an individual’s personal circumstances, or those of their ex-spouse, that create a need to revisit the terms of any arrangement addressing child custody and support payments, spousal support, or the division of property. Even …

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Collaborative Family Law

Collaborative Family Law Firm with Offices in Toronto, Barrie, Mississauga, Aurora & Scarborough Gelman & Associates is your collaborative family law firm Every lawyer at Gelman & Associates is prepared and experienced when it comes to assisting clients with all matters related to family law. In addition, we have a number of lawyers who are …

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