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 Respond To Abusive Text Messages In A Divorce Family Law Toronto

How To Respond To Abusive Text Messages In A Divorce

These days the communication vehicle of choice is text messaging. It’s fast, independent of environment, directly delivered and can provide for instantaneous response. But, these are all the ingredients that may allow our […]

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What Is Children's Aid Mediation Family Law Toronto

What Is Children’s Aid Mediation?

A few years back, the government recognized that when parents get involved with child protection agencies, it can lead to conflict between the parents and the agency as to how best to meet […]

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What Is Emotional Abuse Family Law Toronto

What Is Emotional Abuse?

Abuse of any kind is about hurting someone for one’s own gain. Abuse comes in may forms. Often people don’t recognize abuse for what it is. For some, the abuse is so regular, […]

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Should My Ex's New Spouse Stay With My Child Family Law Toronto

Should My Ex’s New Spouse Stay With My Child?

By the time your former partner is married, there is a good likelihood that the new spouse has been in their life – and that of the child’s – for some time. They […]

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4 Tips To Make Co-Parenting Work Family Law Toronto

4 Tips To Make Co-Parenting Work

You separated because you couldn’t communicate, get along, or worse. However, with kids involved, both guardians usually have to engage in co-parenting. Regardless of the amount of time the kids spend between you, […]

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Parenting Teenagers During A Separation

While we speak of teens as if they are one big group, in fact, there are remarkable differences across their age group. The younger teen is often just looking to fit in with […]

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