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Welcome to the team, Rick

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is proud to welcome associate lawyer, Rick Peticca to the firm.  Over his 13 year career in law, Rick focuses on all aspects of family law and matrimonial law by helping clients find resolution on a myriad of areas which include child-related matters, support, and property issues and also in drafting and finalizing domestic contracts – cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts, paternity agreements, and separation agreements.

While in law school, Rick worked with the Family Law Project in his second year by working at the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (both at the Ontario Court … 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 »

In the news: Russ disusses marriages in Canada impacted due to the pandemic on Global News Radio

Russell Alexander recently appeared on Global News Radio to discuss the impact the pandemic has had on marriages in Canada, what options are available right now and what recommendations he has for couples to achieve a successful divorce.

Mr. Alexander discussed the possible factors contributing to the spike in divorces in Ontario and how couple’s can manage the added tension quarantine can create. Mr. Alexander highlights how, as routines are being turned completely upside down, underlying stress that may have previously existed in a relationship is now bubbling to the top as a result of social isolation. If the strain … more »

Russell Alexander on CTV: Keeping your family intact

Russell Alexander recently appeared on CTV News to discuss how the coronavirus is impacting families across Canada and what you can do to keep your family intact.

Mr. Alexander explained how the quarantine has put extra strain on relationships, many of which may have had underlying tensions that the pandemic has brought to a head.  In his recent articles, Mr. Alexander provides families with tips and tricks for keeping relationships intact during the pandemic such as maintaining your routine as best as possible, making time for you and your spouse, and making alone time for yourself.

It is important to … more »

Russell Alexander Appeared on CJBK: Here’s What Families Can Do Amidst COVID-19

Divorce and separation are some of the most difficult times for families, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, the process has become much more complicated. Many Canadian families are subject to additional stressors due to health protocols. Russell Alexander has a few tips for families going through this difficult time:

  1. Take time apart: With quarantine and social distancing measures in place, many couples are spending an abnormal amount of time together. It is important for each person to maintain their independence in a relationship, therefore couples should set some time each day where they can each be alone. This can be
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We’re hiring

Due to an increase in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeking an experienced family law lawyer, with a minimum of 4 years experience, to join our rapidly growing boutique family law firm with offices in Toronto,  Markham, Whitby, Oshawa, Lindsay and Peterborough. We are fully equipped to service our clients remotely. Compensation may exceed $200,000 for motivated candidates. Apply in confidence to ria@russellalexander.com.… more »

CHEX News at 6 on Global Peterborough: Russell Alexander law firm delivers pizzas to Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Global News Peterborough recently caught up with Mr. Alexander and his “Save A Slice” initiative. Over the past weeks, Russell Alexander and his team have been teaming up with local restaurants and delivering pizzas to first responders and local hospitals.

Mr. Alexander launched the “Save a Slice” initiative in support of our doctors, nurses and support staff at our local hospitals as well as in support of local restaurants.  He hopes that other local law firms and businesses will get on board and support their fellow business owners.

To watch this story on Global News Peterborough, please visit: https://globalnews.ca/video/6906092/russell-alexander-law-firm-delivers-pizzas-to-prhcmore »

In the media: Russ on Newstalk 1010

Russell Alexander recently appeared on Newstalk 1010 to discuss his recent initiative, “Save a Slice”.  Mr. Alexander started the initiative to support local businesses and to give back to the community.

Over the past weeks, Russell Alexander has been teaming up with local restaurants and delivering pizzas to first responders and local hospitals in Lindsay, Oshawa, Peterborough, Toronto and Markham/Stouffville.  The “Save A Slice” initiative provides business for local family-run restaurants while also showing support to our doctors, nurses, and support staff who have been working tirelessly through this pandemic.  And Mr. Alexander highlights that this is only the beginning … more »

In the news: Watch the full interview with Russell Alexander on 680 News

Russ was invited to join Richard of 680 News over a zoom call to discuss higher divorce rates due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The studies we’re seeing from China and the UK indicate that divorce rates are spiking,” said Russell Alexander. “We haven’t seen this happening in Canada just yet, but if this goes on for several more months, we may see a spike in divorce.”

Watch the full interview.… more »

In the media: COVID-19 triggers flood of court rulings as estranged parents argue exes putting children at infection risk

Recently, Russell joined Tom Blackwell of the National Post to weigh in on child access issues during the pandemic. In this insightful article, lawyers and judges from across Canada review recent cases of child access and shared parenting arrangements and what is in the best interest of the child.

What do you do if one of the parents works in a hospital or nursing home or doesn’t seem to be observing social distancing protocol during this time? It appears that judges are ruling on a case-by-case basis based on the issues and complexities specific to each circumstance.

In some cases, … more »