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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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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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Mediation

Forward-Thinking and Collaborative Family Lawyer Offering Mediation Services Throughout Toronto and Ontario There are many routes to resolving the issues arising from the breakdown of a marriage. Taking your ex to court, contrary to popular belief, is the least preferred route. Court proceedings are public, time-consuming and rather expensive. Instead, couples are more likely to …

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Adoption

Result-Oriented Adoption Lawyers with Offices in Toronto and throughout Ontario From time to time, children are unable to live with one or both of their birth parents either due to significant hardships or due to an inherent inability to adequately and wholly care for them. When this occurs, adoption in Toronto is a viable alternative. …

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Same-Sex Divorce

Experienced Family Lawyers Representing Clients in Same-Sex Divorces In Canada, The Civil Marriages Act was enacted in 2005 to extend to same-sex couples the legal capacity to marry for civil purposes.  This was the last step in the long process to enable same-sex couples to marry in Canada. The flip side of obtaining the right …

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Forward-Thinking Family Law Lawyers with Experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law) In some instances, spouses may prefer to resolve family law matters, such as separation, divorce, or custody and access arrangements, through an alternative dispute resolution mechanism.  Such alternatives to the traditional court system can help resolve family law disputes in …

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Domestic Violence

Compassionate, Experienced, Family Law Lawyers Representing Victims of Domestic Violence Domestic violence is a serious issue and a serious crime. Each year, over 40,000 arrests result in Canada from domestic violence. Violence can be an ongoing threat, wherever you are. Therefore, if your spouse is violent, you must take all steps necessary to protect your …

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Independent Legal Advice

Experienced Family Law Lawyers Providing Independent Legal Advice with Offices throughout Toronto and Ontario Even if you and your partner (or soon to be ex-partner) have drafted a document that you believe sufficiently addresses each of your concerns, it is always advisable that each of you retain your own lawyer who will act in your …

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