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New Article Published on MyKawartha.com – Ownership of Property Revealed to Spouse After 20 Years

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.

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New Article Published on DurhamRegion.com – Can Someone With Chronic Alcoholism Make a Valid Will?

Did Testator’s Chronic Alcoholism Affect His Ability to Make a Valid Will?

In a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision involving a Wills and Estates matter, one of the main questions was whether the testator – a man named Jack – was so impacted by his chronic alcoholism and the after-effects of a heart attack that he did not have the legal capacity to validly make the Will that entirely excluded his wife Loretta.

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International Women’s Day

On March 8th, 2019 Russell Alexander hosted an event to celebrate all the women who work in his offices. The Managing Associate Lawyer, Nafisa Nazarali, started off the day by sharing her journey as a woman in the corporate world. She talked about the obstacles and challenges thrown her way simply because of her gender. While being faced with discrimination time and time again, she began to lose hope for her future, her career and her passion.

Nafisa said, “Women have to be resilient,” and even when she was discouraged by many, she found waves of strength. She mentioned … more »

Divorce Information Centre – New Section

We are pleased to announce a new section on our website’s Divorce Information Centre resource titled, Working With Your Divorce Lawyer.

This new page provides access to information including:

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Now Hiring: Receptionist / Junior Law Clerk

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is currently seeking qualified applicants for an available full-time receptionist/junior law clerk position. The candidate will be responsible for assisting with the daily operations of the law firm and supporting office initiatives. Strong work ethic, professional demeanor, team player, organizational and time management skills are essential.
 
Responsibilities:
Reception:
·         Manage incoming calls, take messages and transfer calls when necessary;
·         Book initial consultations following specific intake steps;
·         Scanning and copying documents;
·         Distribute incoming faxes, couriers, and mail;
·         Greeting clients in a friendly and professional manner;
·         File opening, client management, and processing
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