“[RIA] performed professionally through some difficult experiences and never waivered from my original request. No surprises, just a responsive, professional and personable team that got great results.” – Lynn Allen

“Russell and his staff were thorough all through my settlement. They made a debilitating time in my life simpler by keeping me informed all the way. His insight and genuineness kept me steady.” – Darlene Small

NEW: Family Dispute Resolution Centre

We are pleased to announce that we now offer family dispute resolution (FDR) services. By focusing on alternative dispute resolutions such as collaboration and mediation, FDR aids in empowering families in what is traditionally a stressful and difficult time.

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Making Family Law Easier

Going through a divorce or separation can be logistically, emotionally, and financially draining. Our job at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is to ensure you go through this process with as little stress as possible. Check out our free resources and social channels to learn more about divorce and family law in Ontario.

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Ontario Divorce Information Centre

Free Live Virtual Events Series

Family Law Now Podcast

FamilyLLB Blog


Separation & Divorce


Custody & Access


Child Support


Spousal Support


Property Division


Enforcement of Court Orders


Family Responsibility Office (FRO) & Default Hearings


Cohabitation & Separation Agreements


ADR, Mediation & Collaborative Practice


Child Protection (Children’s Aid Society)


Grandparent Access


Family Dispute Resolution Centre

News & Community Events

First Year University Students Offered a Second Chance at $2,500 Scholarship 

First Year University Students Offered a Second Chance at $2,500 Scholarship 

Russell Alexander Law Scholarship Application Deadline Extension Application Deadline: October 15th, 2021 APPLY NOW Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is offering a university scholarship to high school graduates interested in studying the law.

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Home Again Benefit

Home Again Benefit

Every year, RIA Collaborative Family Lawyers takes the opportunity to show their support and gratitude to the local community by giving back in some way.

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Our Latest Book

Our Latest Book

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Divorce Including Divorce During a Pandemic Russell Alexander’s Guide to Separation, Divorce and Family Law   “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Divorce developed guidelines – with the help of social workers – on how to keep an already stressed relationship intact. The book touches on options […]

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Our Team

At Russell Alexander, our lawyers, law clerks and staff members work as a team to serve our clients. While we work in a collaborative fashion, clients who retain our firm to help them work through their family law issues will have one lawyer and a law clerk dedicated to bringing their file to resolution.

Russell Alexander

Founder & Senior Partner

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Nafisa Nazarali

Managing Associate Lawyer

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Jason Isenberg

Associate Lawyer

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Our Locations

In addition to video conferencing, we meet clients in person! Our family and divorce lawyers are located in Toronto, Concord, Markham, Oshawa, Whitby, Kawartha Lakes, and Peterborough.

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