News Archives for July 2020

The Week Ahead – July 27th

This week we will review: Spouses Build Home on Husband’s Fathers Land; and Court Calls Out Lawyers Who Act as “Flame-Throwing Propagandist” in “Unnecessary War of Invective” with “Chernobyl Levels of Conflict

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Save a Slice in Markham

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In the media: Russell Alexander appeared on Global News Radio, CFPL 980

Last week Russell Alexander appeared on Global News Radio to discuss the spike in divorce cases during the pandemic and what impact the lockdown has had on the courts.

Since the courts were mandated to close due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many divorce cases were forced to be rescheduled which has caused a backlog within the court system. Separating couples who filed for divorce before the lockdown are now looking at a 5 to 6 month wait period before they could have an opportunity to be heard before a judge. Additionally, new cases that are being filed into the system … more »

In the media: Ask Ellie, If divorce is inevitable, get informed now

Russell Alexander was recently featured in the popular advice column, “Ask Ellie”, which has been published in a variety of major newspapers including the Toronto Star, Times Colonist, Well and Tribune, Our Windsor and the Brampton Guardian.

Ellie Tesher is a relationship advice columnist, author, public speaker, and former TV host who provides advice and guidance to her readers nationwide.  When Ellie received the question: ‘How long do I have to hold out before divorcing a man I no longer love?’, she turned to Mr. Alexander and his new book ‘Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Divorce’ for the … more »

Russell Alexander recently featured on Law Times

Lawyer’s new book on divorce: Family law in a pandemic

Social distancing’s push to use technology has enhanced client service, says Russell Alexander

Stuck in lockdown, how do you keep your marriage together? If that does not work, how do you get a divorce during a global pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has – for better or worse – brought families together, provided they had been living together in mid-March. Lindsay-Ont.-area family lawyer Russell Alexander was set to publish his second book Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Divorce, when the pandemic struck. He delayed publication to add a

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The Week Ahead – July 20th

This week we will review: Chinese Divorce Creates Canada’s Third Richest Women; and “Exaggeration is the Enemy of Credibility”: Court Offers Tips on “Lowering the Rhetorical Temperature” Between Family Litigants

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Runaway Train: Using Collaborative Practice to Derail High Conflict Divorce

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The Week Ahead – July 13th

This week we will review: Think You’ve Reached a Settlement Agreement? Maybe You Didn’t!; and What are “Invisible Litigants” in Family Law?

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Courts Will Not Return to Business As Usual Until Vaccine | Family Lawyers

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‘The most I’ve ever seen’: Lawyers say divorces skyrocketing in York Region

Two experienced lawyers agree on numbers, disagree on cause of spike in divorces

There have been plenty of predictions throughout the coronavirus pandemic, ranging from a spike in domestic abuse to the collapse of the economy to the potential for a second wave of the virus.

Now we’re in Phase 2, attention is shifting to marriage.

And two York region lawyers are suggesting the region is witnessing a huge spike in divorce numbers, the like of which we’ve never seen.

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Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers made it to the 2020 List of Best Workplaces™ in Professional Services

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is proud to announce that our organization has been named on the 2020 list of Best Workplaces in Professional Services.

Our firm received this honour after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®.

The list is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®. The data has a 90% confidence and a plus or minus 5% margin of error.

To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work- Certified™ in the past year and work primarily … more »

Ontario Lawyer Looks at ‘the New Normal’ in Divorce Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic in Upcoming Book

Russell Alexander answers questions about how family law has changed in recent months

LINDSAY, Ontario—Russell Alexander takes a look at changes in family law during the coronavirus pandemic in his latest book, set to hit shelves later this summer.

Alexander delayed publication of his second book, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Divorce,” to add a new chapter providing readers with answers to new questions about divorce, child custody and other issues raised by the pandemic.

“The coronavirus raised a whole set of issues,” said Alexander. “How do you handle co-parenting handoffs during a lockdown? How do you address … more »