Our Practice Areas

Real Estate, Wills & Power of Attorney

Real Estate, Wills & Power of Attorney

At Russell Alexander Family Lawyers, we practice exclusively in family law. Therefore, our clients come to us when there has been a breakdown in their relationship or conversely, where spouses… more »
Family Property Division and Sharing

Family Property Division and Sharing

Among the legal rights of individuals seeking a divorce is the right to an equal share of the family’s property. In family law, this is referred to as an “equalization”… more »
Enforcement of Court Orders

Enforcement of Court Orders

Obtaining an order that is legally enforceable can be done in various ways. For example, you may start an application in the court to obtain an order for custody, access,… more »
Ontario Spousal Support

Ontario Spousal Support

Ontario law regards the spousal relationship as an economic partnership. Therefore, in some cases, the spouse earning a higher income may have to pay spousal support to the other spouse… more »
Ontario Child Support

Ontario Child Support

Under Ontario family law, a child has the right to financial support from both parents, regardless of the nature of the parents’ relationship. If you are no longer in a… more »
Ontario Child Custody and Access

Ontario Child Custody and Access

When parents are going through a separation or divorce, some of the most difficult decisions that need to be made are those concerning the children. Who will the children live… more »
Family Mediation and ADR

Family Mediation and ADR

Family Mediation and ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) includes mediation, negotiation and arbitration. In family law, these “alternatives” to court litigation are an effective way of achieving a resolution that… more »
Cohabitation Agreements

Cohabitation Agreements

A cohabitation agreement is a type of domestic contract between two unmarried people who are cohabiting or who intend to cohabit. It is a useful tool for setting out the… more »
Family Responsibility Office (FRO) & Default Hearings

Family Responsibility Office (FRO) & Default Hearings

An order for spousal and/or child support made in Ontario is enforced through the Family Responsibility Office (FRO), unless the parties opt out of this process.  If your circumstances have… more »
Ontario Separation Agreements

Ontario Separation Agreements

If you and your spouse are thinking about separation, or have already ended your relationship, you may consider entering into a separation agreement with one another. Separation agreements allow couples… more »
Collaborative Practice

Collaborative Practice

Collaborative Family Law is an alternative to the adversarial nature of the court process. It requires both parties to enter into the process voluntarily. They commit to resolving their issues… more »
Ontario Divorce

Ontario Divorce

Married couples seeking a divorce in Ontario are subject to the federal Divorce Act, which states that a court may grant a divorce to parties where there has been a… more »
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Gillian Hayes Joins the Team at Russell Alexander, Collaborative Family Lawyers!

Gillian Hayes Joins the Team at Russell Alexander, Collaborative Family Lawyers! Gillian assists clients in all areas of family law including separation, divorce, custody and access issues, child support, spousal support, separation agreements, and c... more »

Ontario Child Support: How Do You Arrange For Support To Be Paid? – video

  Wednesday’s Video Clip: Ontario Child Support, How Do You Arrange For Support To Be Paid? Sometimes parents are able to work out child support payments on their own. Other times, they get help from a mediator, or a judge determines what... more »