Ontario Family Law Resources

Lindsay, Ontario.

Lindsay, Ontario.

Individuals going through a separation or divorce, or dealing with child-related legal issues, often have many questions.  The materials provided on this website can help provide you with a general background on what can be a very complex area of law.  These materials are introductory, and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

If you require legal advice, you should retain a qualified legal professional to advise you in the context of your particular circumstances. If you would like to retain Russell Alexander Family Lawyers to act on your behalf, please contact us to schedule a consultation.

Family LLB Blog

FamilyLLB.com is a legal blog that was created by Russell Alexander in 2009, and includes writing contributions from across our firm. The blog focuses on contemporary issues in Ontario family law (and beyond), and features interesting trial and appeal court decisions. We also examine the Rules of the family court,… more »

Family Law Q & A

Anyone dealing with a family law issue is bound to have many questions, and our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make the right choices for your family.
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Why Collaborative Practice Works for Family Law

Brooklin, Ontario. Collaborative Practice is a new way for resolving family law disputes respectfully — without going to court — while working with trained professionals who are important to all areas of your life. The term incorporates all of the models developed since IACP’s Minnesota lawyer Stu Webb created Collaborative… more »

Helpful Websites and Books

Clients often ask us for reading recommendations. Here are some of the books we suggest on collaborative practice, negotiations, children and divorce, and other topics related to family law. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher, William Ury and Bruce Patton (Penguin, 2011)
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Navigating the Family Court System in Ontario

Markham, Ontario. Here are some legal resources, information, and referral services for service providers and families who need information about family law and courts in Ontario. These resources have been adapted from “Family Law Resources in Ontario” by CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario /Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) with funding from: more »