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.

Long Distance Parenting Between Separated Parents Family Law Toronto

Long Distance Parenting Between Separated Parents

Let’s begin by acknowledging that both parents have an obligation to ensure the child’s relationship with each other. This may not always play out well between separated parents, but the obligation remains. Making […]

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Why Does My Child Not Want To Speak To Me Family Law Toronto

Why Does My Child Not Want To Speak To Me?

Sometimes separated parents are faced with the situation of a child not wanting to talk with a parent. These are frequently challenging and upsetting situations. It is not uncommon for one parent to […]

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Grandparents Custody And Access Family Law Toronto

Grandparents: Custody and Access

There are a number of circumstances where grandparents are involved in custody and access issues. Those circumstances can include when the natural parents are themselves unable to care for the children, or when […]

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The Spectrum Of Parental Alienation Family Law Toronto

The Spectrum Of Parental Alienation

Few topics in the realm of separated parents in conflict create more debate and controversy than the topic of parental alienation and parental alienation syndrome. Parental alienation (PA) is taken to mean the […]

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Tips For Communicating During A Divorce Family Law Toronto

Tips For Communicating During A Divorce

Problems communicating rank high for maters contributing to divorce in the first place. Now that you are divorcing, those problems haven’t gone away, and you likely have much to talk about. You are […]

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Post Separation Parenting Terms Family Law Toronto

Post-Separation Parenting Terms

Okay, so you are separating. Now, how are you going to take care of the kids between you as separated parents? There are multiple terms and concepts which, depending on whether or not […]

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