Carolyn Warner is an associate lawyer at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Law Lawyers. She has practiced family law exclusively for over eight years since her call to the bar in 2011. She is committed to providing her clients with empathy and sound advice and prides herself on approaching all cases with an analytical and tenacious mind-set.
Carolyn graduated from York University in the top 5% of her graduating class, having earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Law & Society and Sociology. She attended the University of Windsor Law School where she earned an award for outstanding ability in
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The situation is further complicated by the self-represented litigant not knowing what they don’t know, says Russell Alexander, principle of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers based in the Whitby area.
They might be able to share in an asset, like a pension or an investment. But if they don’t know that they have a right to that, the issue may not be raised and the opportunity is forfeited, he says.
“The basic tenet of any agreement in Ontario is you want proper disclosure so you can make an informed decision as to the compromises you make,” he … more »
Amber joined Russell Alexander in February 2019.She is involved in all aspects of the client experience.She is relied upon for answering incoming calls, arranging telephone and in–office appointments and greeting clients in a prompt and compassionate, yet professional manner.She provides assistance to the lawyers at the firm by finalizing documents and correspondence, as well as assisting with file management.
Amber is a certified law clerk and a licensed paralegal.She graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society with a minor in Womens Studies.Prior to joining Russell Alexander, Amber worked … more »
Lori studied for her LLB at Osgoode Hall Law School, graduated in 2003 and was called to the bar after a year of Articling for a prominent Toronto firm. She’s trained new lawyers at the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Practice Program, acted as an articling principle, adjunct professor at various institutions, and commentator on Court TV Canada. Lori is an active member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Toronto Family Law Association.
Our team continues to grow with our newest member, Jennifer Diamond! Jennifer has joined Russell Alexander as a Law Clerk. She will be stationed in our Lindsay office for the majority of the week and in the Brooklin office on Wednesdays.
Jennifer received a dual diploma and was on the Deans list at Sir Sanford Fleming College for Law Clerk and Paralegal. She has taken courses in Computer Security & Investigations and Preparatory Health Science.
Jennifer’s hobbies include soccer, snowboarding, guitar, journaling, four wheeling, baking, and travelling. She aspires to experience more of the world by travelling to remote locations. … more »
Did Wife’s Lawyer Know of Husband’s Asset? And Can Court Assume Wife Knew, Too?
Just prior to their marriage, the husband had bought the property, and led the wife to believe it was owned by a development corporation that had been set up. In reality, he put title in his own name – a fact he did not reveal in his sworn affidavits and financial statements.