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, court reforms and policy change, and release helpful legal videos each Wednesday.

Located at FamilyLLB.com, our blog includes over 400 posts in 95 different family law categories, and averages more than 10,000 visits each month!  Click here to subscribe.

Recent Blog Posts

Naughty or Nice? The Live Issue of Harassment in the Legal Industry

Naughty or Nice? The Live Issue of Harassment in the Legal Industry The “naughty” list of high profile men alleged of sexual harassment continues to grow, and seemingly no one is immune. Beginning with the film mogul Harvey Weinstein, recent a-listers including Blake Farenthold (a Republican politician) and Gilbert Rozen (Canadian Founder of Just for […]... more »

Wednesday’s Video Clip: How Do You Arrange For Child Support To Be Paid?

 Wednesday’s Video Clip: How Do You Arrange For Child 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 the payments will be. In this video, family lawyer Russell Alexander talks about how support […]... more »

Supreme Court of Canada Hands Down Landmark Ruling on Text Message Privacy

Supreme Court of Canada Hands Down Landmark Ruling on Text Message Privacy In a Supreme Court of Canada ruling in a criminal case called R. v. Marakah, which was handed down just this past week, the nation’s top Court framed the essential questions in the opening lines: Can Canadians ever reasonably expect the text messages they […]... more »

Ontario Courts Soon to Get Wi-Fi!

Ontario Courts Soon to Get Wi-Fi! You read that right.  And – no – you’re not reading an old Blog from 10 years ago.  It may come as surprise, but the Ontario courts’ arguably archaic infrastructure has not had Wi-Fi … until now. (Or soon). According to a November 2017 announcement from the provincial Attorney […]... more »

Wednesday’s Video Clip: How Long Does Child Support Continue in Ontario?

Wednesday’s Video Clip: How Long Does Child Support Continue in Ontario? In Ontario, child support must be paid as long as the child remains a dependent. In this video, family lawyer Russell Alexander discusses how long child support continues and when a court, or parents, should consider stopping or terminating child support payments. At Russell […]... more »

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