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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.

SUDBURY — Ont

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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