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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.

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Dealing With Separation Anxiety In Children Family Law Toronto

Dealing With Separation Anxiety In Children

Many people diagnose separation anxiety on the basis of observable behaviour – a child expresses fear about going to or leaving behind a parent. However, observable behaviour tells very little about what may […]

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Supervised Access The What And Why Family Law Toronto

Supervised Access – The What And Why

Concerns sometimes arise about a parent’s ability to provide care for or maintain safety of a child. However, there may be a desire or even requirement that parent/child contact continue. Supervised access provides […]

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Reunification Counselling Family Law Toronto

Reunification Counselling – What Is It?

Whether pre-separation or post-separation, there may be challenges to the relationship between a parent and child. While co-residing, contact is continued as a matter of course being in the same home together. However, […]

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Why Court May Not Be The Best Option For Parenting Disputes Family Law Toronto

Why Court May Not Be The Best Option For Parenting Disputes

Parents don’t separate because they get along. No, they separate because they don’t get along. In not getting along it is common for at least one parent to experience some degree or anger […]

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Are You Experiencing Emotional Abuse Family Law Toronto

Are You Experiencing Emotional Abuse?

Defining emotional abuse can be tricky in that hearing strongly worded or loudly stated utterances aren’t necessarily abusive. If the utterance has a basis in fact, even if strongly worded, that too is […]

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Dealing With In-Laws Post Separation Family Law Toronto

Dealing With In-Laws Post Separation

The mere mention of in-laws may conjure up all sorts of horror stories, but the truth is many parents enjoy a close and loving relationship with their in-laws. A separation or divorce can […]

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