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.

How To De-Escalate Conflict Post Separation Family Law Toronto

How To De-Escalate Conflict Post-Separation

When people think of conflict, they usually think it is the other person who needs to make a change. In other words, the other is most often seen as the cause of conflict […]

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Parenting Coordination – What Is It?

For whatever reason, some separated parents find themselves in frequent conflict and unable to resolve their differences. Their inability to resolve conflict may have them going back to court time and time again. […]

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What If The Child Does Not Want To Follow The Parenting Agreement Family Law Toronto

What If The Child Does Not Want To Follow The Parenting Agreement?

This is such a loaded question and so much depends on circumstance. It is important for all parents to know that all kids, at some point refuse something. It could be refusing their […]

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Is My Ex Brainwashing My Child?

Common these days is the battle cry of Parental Alienation. However, also common is parents sharing things with their kids that while not appropriate, doesn’t rise to the level of parental alienation. The […]

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Introducing Children To New Relationships Family Law Toronto

Introducing Children To New Relationships

It is important to appreciate that just because a parent has adjusted to their separation and has a new love interest, it doesn’t mean that the child has adjusted and is ready for […]

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Relocating Children Post Separation Family Law Toronto

Relocating Children Post-Separation

There are so many reasons children may be relocated. Common amongst them are these three: 1. One or both parents move to a more affordable home in a different area; 2. A parent […]

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