Articles by Gary Direnfeld

Gary Direnfeld

Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW is a Canadian Social Worker in private practice. He is recognized from his 65 episodes of the hit show Newlywed/Nearly Dead, to over 500 columns as the parenting expert of a major metropolitan newspaper, to more than 350 media appearances, to his book, Marriage Rescue: Overcoming ten deadly sins in failing relationships. Courts in Ontario, Canada, consider him an expert in social work, marital and family therapy, child development, parent-child relations and custody and access matters.

Is Staying Friends With An Ex A Bad Idea Family Law Toronto

Is Staying Friends With An Ex A Bad Idea?

Whether or not remaining friends with an ex is a good or bad idea, depends upon the level of conflict and if kids are involved. When it comes to parental separation and degree […]

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Should Your Child Call Your New Partner Mom Or Dad Family Law Toronto

Should Your Child Call Your New Partner Mom Or Dad?

Our relationship with our own kids feels important. This remains so even in situations where a parent may not be heavily involved with their child. We almost all want to be known as […]

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Fighting For Sole Custody Family Law Toronto

Fighting For Sole Custody – Is It Worth It?

Before fighting for something, it is important to understand what you are fighting for. From this perspective, “custody” is often a misunderstood term. Custody refers to decision-making authority. When parents share in decision-making […]

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Warning signs that a child is affected by divorce family law Toronto

Warning Signs That A Child Is Affected By Divorce

Certainly every parents worries about this, but how do you know? After all, it’s rare the child will identify the source of their distress all on their own and comment upon it specifically. […]

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What To Do When Extended Family Gets Involved In A Parenting Dispute Family Law Toronto

What To Do When Extended Family Gets Involved In A Parenting Dispute With My Ex

Relationships between former intimate partners extend beyond themselves. Those relationships often include one’s parents, aunts, uncles and cousins. There may have been multiple connections with family on either side for either parent. Those […]

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