The coronavirus pandemic has raised a lot of questions for Canadian families, especially those who may be dealing with legal issues around separation, divorce, and custody. To answer these questions, the Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers has created the COVID-19 and Divorce Information Centre on its website.
On the site, you can get answers to questions about how to work remotely with your attorneys, how the pandemic may affect court dates and even how to avoid sparking a divorce during the stress of quarantine.
“The coronavirus is having massive effects on every part of society right now, and family law is no different,” said Alexander. “Given how central these questions are to your daily life, we know that they remain urgent, no matter what may be going on with the pandemic. And that’s not to mention the ways in which the virus may be exacerbating existing issues.”
The information centre includes a regular podcast, videos, and links to further information so that the website can be easily updated as the legal system responds to the ongoing pandemic.
Alexander’s new book “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Divorce,” which is scheduled to hit shelves later this year, discusses the collaborative law approach, in which families seek to avoid divisive and expensive courtroom battles in favor of working out their differences together. He says it can be especially helpful at a time when families are strained.
“The coronavirus raises a lot of tricky new questions for parents sharing custody,” said Russell Alexander. “For example, how do you handle a government order to stay at home when a child typically splits their time between two homes? We don’t yet know all the answers, but we will share them with our audience as we find out.”
Legal firms have been designated by the government as an essential service, so the team at the Russell Alexander law firm remains available to serve new and existing clients, although to protect their health and safety and that of their clients, the firm staff is working remotely.
To visit our new COVIDd-19 and Divorce Information Centre, visit: https://www.russellalexander.com/covid-19/