In the media: Ontario lawyer releases second book on divorce and includes chapter on divorce during a pandemic

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Ontario collaborative family lawyer Russell Alexander speaks with Tony Ryma about the effect the pandemic is having on divorce rates.


Ontario collaborative family lawyer Russell Alexander delayed the release of his second book because of the pandemic; however, the delay allowed him to add another chapter.

“We started to get a bunch of new questions from clients that we hadn’t received,” said Alexander.

“Initially the questions were about getting the courts open. If I have a court order and an agreement can I enforce it?”

Alexander, whose home base is Lindsay, Ont., said some parents were using the pandemic as a way to change custody of their children.

“They were complaining the other spouse was a health-care worker or a first responder,” he said. “And some parents were just not returning their children.”

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