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At Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, we understand that divorce is among the most stressful life experiences anyone can go through. It can be logistically, emotionally, and financially draining. Divorce is never easy, we help make it easier.

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Separation & Divorce


Parenting Time & Decision Making


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)




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

Our Team

We work as a team to help guide our clients through separation and divorce. While we work in a collaborative fashion, clients who retain our firm will have one lawyer and law clerk dedicated to bringing their file to resolution.

David W. Cahill

Associate Lawyer & Mediator

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Wylita Clark

Special Counsel

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Susanna Crichlow

Associate Lawyer

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We work to ensure you go through this process with as little stress as possible. Check out our complimentary resources and social media channels to learn more about divorce and family law in Ontario.

FamilyLLB Blog

Family Law Now Podcast

Upcoming Virtual Events

Ontario Divorce Information Centre

News & Community Events

Russell Alexander Generates New Book on Artificial Intelligence

Russell Alexander Generates New Book on Artificial Intelligence

Ontario family lawyer Russell Alexander is working on a new book coming out later this year which explores how artificial intelligence could reshape the legal system. He is one of the first to take a closer look at the rapidly developing field.

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Now Hiring Two Associate Family Lawyers

Now Hiring Two Associate Family Lawyers

We are hiring 2 family law Associate Lawyers with 5+ years experience. At Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers (RIA), it’s more than the law… we are passionate about helping people and making a difference in the lives of others. We are seeking 2 lawyers with a minimum of 5 years experience, to join our rapidly growing law firm with offices in Toronto, Concord, Markham, Whitby, Oshawa, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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 	 Russell Alexander Law Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Russell Alexander Law Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Awarded since 2017, the Russell Alexander Law Scholarship helps students who have an interest in studying law or joining the legal profession in order to offset the high costs of a law education and support the legal field. The scholarship is available to Canadian students enrolling in post-secondary in the Fall of 2023.

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We serve clients across all of Ontario with offices in Toronto, Concord, Markham, Whitby, Oshawa, Lindsay, Peterborough, and Kingston.

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