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The Easy Referral

You think I may be helpful yet your client(s) may not appreciate the value of the referral.

If you are a lawyer sitting with your client or a Collaborative lawyer sitting in a 4-way meeting, call me with your client(s) present and if I am available, we can chat right there on the phone.

You can ask about how I work; what I can do; what it costs.

If I am not immediately available, we can set up a time for this informal and informational meeting to take place at another time.

I recognize it is difficult for people to accept a referral to someone they have not met and where they may not understand the nature of the service or value provided.

The objective is to really support your clients in the service process. We do that by demystifying what we can do and who may do it.

By way of example, how many of us would ever want surgery, not understanding the need and not having met the surgeon? So too with meeting a child, family or relationship professional.

We are more likely to follow through with a referral appreciating the value and having met the service provider in advance of the service. Particularly in Collaborative Law, it is important that everything remain open and transparent. This process facilitates the referral in that manner.

There is no cost associated with this service. Please respect though that this isn't an opportunity for a case consultation.


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Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
(905) 628-4847  


Gary Direnfeld is a social worker. 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. Gary is the host of the TV reality show, Newlywed, Nearly Dead, parenting columnist for the Hamilton Spectator and author of Marriage Rescue: Overcoming the ten deadly sins in failing relationships. Gary maintains a private practice in Dundas Ontario, providing a range of services for people in distress. He speaks at conferences and workshops throughout North America and was the first social worker to sit on the Ontario Board for Collaborative Family Law.



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