News Archives for November 2020

The Week Ahead – November 30th

This week we will review: Family Law Now Podcast: Christmas Access During COVID-19; and Family Courts Curtail Travel for Kids, Due to COVID-10

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Ontario Spousal Support During Pandemic

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Week Ahead – November 23rd

This week we will review: As COVID-19 “Second Wave” is Upon Us, the Issue of In-Person School Attendance Resurfaces; and Settlement Conference is Not a “Disclosure Dartboard”; Judge Admonishes Against “Serialized Mediation”

Wednesday’s Video: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Divorce

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Week Ahead – November 16th

This week we will review: Father’s Hate-filled Fundamentalist Beliefs Concern the Court; Mother Awarded Decision-Making Power Over Kids’ Religion; and Toronto Widow Battles Tech Giant Over Access to Account Shared with Late Husband

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Top Five Things You Should Know About Marriage Contracts

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IN THE NEWS | NOVEMBER 12, 2020

The Lawyer’s Daily

Russell Alexander Giving Fund Awards $2,500 to Trent University Student

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers announced that Trent University student Mary Hallett is the winner of its $2,500 law scholarship, which it offers annually to offset the costs of studying the field of law in Canada. This year, the grant included a technology stipend to help with remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We were very impressed with the number of submissions that came in,” said founder Russell Alexander. “Given the ongoing health crisis with no clear ending in sight, we felt it was appropriate to … more »

The Week Ahead – November 9th

This week we will review: Can Playdates Supplement Distanced Learning During COVID-19?; and Assessing COVID-19 Risk in the Return to Schools: Toronto Sick Kids Report is Not “Gospel”, Court Says

Wednesday’s Video: Russell Alexander Law Scholarship Surprises Student with $2,500

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Russell Alexander Announces $2,500 Law Scholarship Winner for 2020

University student named winner to receive grant to offset cost of studying the field of law

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers announced university student Mary Hallett as the winner of its $2,500 law scholarship, which it offers to students annually to offset the costs of studying the field of law in Canada. This year, the grant included a technology stipend to help with remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We were very impressed with the number of submissions that came in,” said Russell Alexander. “Given the ongoing health crisis with no clear ending in sight, we felt it was appropriate … more »

IN THE NEWS | OCTOBER 29, 2020

Global News Peterborough

Canada expected to see spike in divorce rates by 2021

According to the National Law Review, Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States have seen a 34% increase in divorce due to COVID-19.

Russell is interviewed by Noor Ibrahim of Global News and predicts that Canada will follow suit within 6-8 weeks. Click the link below to listen to the interview.

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Welcome to the team, Margie

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is proud to welcome Margie Primero-Pimentel. After practicing as a family law litigator for over thirteen years, Margie felt compelled to focus her practice on providing clients with alternative dispute resolution options. She witnessed, first-hand, the financial and emotional cost of litigation on families, especially children. As such, Margie obtained her training to become a certified collaborative family law practitioner as well as certification and accreditation for family mediation. She is very passionate about facilitating fair and reasonable settlements for her clients both as a collaborative family law practitioner and as a mediator.

Margie was … more »

The Week Ahead – November 2nd

This week we will review: Court Rules that Lawyer “Coerced” Own Client into Accepting Mediated Settlement; and By Introducing New Girlfriend to Kids, Dad Violated COVID-19 Guidelines, Court Finds

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Neflix’s “Marriage Story” Deconstructed by Divorce Lawyers

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