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 specifically trained and certified to practice Collaborative Family Law.

The Collaborative Family Law Process

Divorce often conjures up images of nasty disputes between both parties. The Collaborative process, however, is a team approach to resolving legal issues.  Both spouses each engage a collaboratively trained lawyer and work together through a series of four-way meetings to arrive at a mutually satisfactory Separation Agreement.

Promoting constructive dialogue between couples in order to achieve their desired outcomes is a key reason that the Collaborative practice has been gaining traction over the past several years.

It’s not surprising. Working together stands in sharp contrast to contested divorces which are public, time consuming, and much more expensive.

Contact Gelman & Associates to meet with a Collaborative Family Lawyer

The lawyers at Gelman & Associates trained in Collaborative Family Law are:

To book a consultation with one of our experienced Collaborative Family lawyers, please contact Gelman & Associates at (416) 736-0200 or use our contact form online.

From the Blog

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The Importance of Obtaining Independent Legal Advice in a Family Law Dispute

A recent Ontario decision highlights the importance of obtaining independent legal advice prior to signing any legal documents in a family law dispute. Failure to do so can have a significant impact on your legal rights and on your finances post-separation or divorce. What Happened? The parties separated in 2005, after eight years of marriage, …


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Involving the Office of the Children’s Lawyer: Custody and Access and the Best Interests of the Child

An Ontario court recently considered a situation where the parties’ custody and access proceedings were adjourned so that the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) could become involved and potentially conduct an investigation under section 112 of the Courts of Justice Act (CJA). What happened? The parties were married in July 2013 and separated in …


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Non-Parental Access to a Child: What Will Court’s Consider?

An Ontario court recently examined a request by a non-parent for access to a child, and found that it would not be in the child’s best interests to have continued contact with his mother’s ex-boyfriend (who was not his biological father). What Happened? The man in question (the Applicant) was not the biological father of …


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