Seasoned lawyer Russell Alexander delayed the release to update with coronavirus concerns
LINDSAY, ONTARIO—In his second book, noted Ontario family lawyer Russell Alexander is
answering the questions he faces most frequently from clients considering a divorce, including
ones he’s gotten during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Divorce law is always a difficult subject,” said Alexander. “But the coronavirus has only added
to the confusion and stress, with courtrooms closed and parents negotiating ad hoc solutions to
the quarantine. My goal with this book was to answer questions I get all the time as well as ones
I have received time and again over the last few months.”
In “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Divorce,” which hits shelves later this year,
the Ontario divorce lawyer gives a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know
about divorce, from the basics of choosing a law firm to alternatives to going to court, to the
legal process itself. Alexander delayed publication in order to add a chapter addressing important
questions raised by the pandemic and related lockdowns.
Alexander’s first book, “The Path to a Successful Divorce,” a No. 1 bestseller on Amazon,
discussed alternatives to divorce court, a specialty of his Ontario family law firm.
As in that book, Alexander discusses options such as alternative dispute resolution, four-way
settlement meetings and collaborative practice, which his experience has shown to be less
contentious and less stressful ways for a couple to make tough decisions on mutually owned
property, custody arrangements, alimony and child support. As he explains in the new material
on the pandemic, it also allows more flexibility to respond to rapidly changing situations like the
“No divorce is easy,” Alexander added. “It’s always going to be an emotionally draining process.
But if couples can start with a clear understanding of the risks of a more confrontational
approach, they will find it easier to work things out amicably. I hope that this book can help them
begin their divorce on the right foot, especially during the pandemic.”
For more details on “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Divorce,” and updates on
the release date, visit: https://www.russellalexander.com/book