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

Latest posts from the Gelman & Associates blog

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Court Determines That it Lost Jurisdiction in Custody Dispute

Is it possible for a court, which has jurisdiction to deal with a matter, to subsequently lose jurisdiction? In a recent decision, an Ontario court found that, indeed, it could not maintain jurisdiction over the parties’ custody dispute since they had both returned to live in Japan.   The Parties’ Story In 2011, the parties …


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Court Looks At Whether It Has Jurisdiction To Order Reunification Therapy

Issues around custody and access to children can be one of the most stressful aspects of a separation or divorce. These issues can become more contentious when one parent is denied access to a child, or when one parent tries to influence the relationship between the child and the other parent. In a recent decision …


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Does a Child Getting Older Constitute a “Material Change in Circumstances” When Varying Parenting Time?

An Ontario court recently considered the interesting question of what constitutes a material change in circumstances when determining a party’s request to vary parenting time.   The Parties’ Story The parties had a child in 2014, but they never cohabited or had a relationship (they had several casual encounters only). The father was not present …


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