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At Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, we understand that separation, divorce, custody and access issues are among the most stressful experiences anyone can go through. You don’t have to do this on your own. We’ve got your back.

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Legal Services We Offer


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


“[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

Meet 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 Family Lawyer

Jason Isenberg

Associate Lawyer

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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

News & Community Events

Russell Alexander Awards Law Scholarship

Russell Alexander Awards Law Scholarship

Ontario family law firm has granted scholarship since 2017 The Russell Alexander Law Firm has awarded a scholarship to a Toronto student who is graduating high school next year and has an interest in joining the legal community and studying law. As part of a scholarship program started in 2017, the Ontario family law firm will give […]

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The Ultimate Free Divorce Planning Checklist!

The Ultimate Free Divorce Planning Checklist!

Everything you need to know to prepare for divorce Divorce can be one of the single most stressful and time-consuming events in a person’s life. At Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, we are prepared to guide you through your divorce proceedings. However, we believe that being organized beforehand can go a long way in helping […]

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2021 Year in Review

2021 Year in Review

Welcome We welcomed new and returning members to our team including Alex De Melo, Amanda Zenga, Ashley MacPherson, Bernice Durdin, Cindy Vergara, Erin Simpson, Golan Yaron, Karen Bailey, Kelly Lourenco, Pamela Favotto, Renata Pedro, Sarah Kroman, and Sarah Poeta. Family Law Now LIVE We introduced a virtual event series available to the public and professionals to present a variety of topics related to family law with featured guest […]

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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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