News Archives for ‘Firm Events’

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 media: 4 Tips for Keeping Your Family Intact During the Coronavirus

Russell Alexander was recently featured in Divorce Magazine where he discussed what families can do in order to remain intact during the coronavirus pandemic.  His article highlights how, although every unhappy family is unique, right now, a lot of families are unhappy in a similar way for similar reasons.

Using his many years of working closely with families, Mr. Alexander outlines his top tips for keeping families together during quarantine and the pandemic.  It is important to focus on maintaining and strengthening the bonds that tie you and your partner together if you want to get through the pandemic without … 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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Ontario’s Russell Alexander Law Firm ‘Save a Slice’ Initiative Delivers Pizzas to First Responders For Fourth Week in a Row

LINDSAY, ONTARIO—Notable Ontario family lawyer Russell Alexander and his legal team have arranged for 50 pizzas to be sent to Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, April 29, as part of its new “Save a Slice” initiative, now in its fourth week, to help health care workers and restaurant employees on the front lines of the coronavirus.

“With this pandemic now in its second month, we are appreciative of all the hard work that our nurses, doctors and other medical professionals on the front line are doing every day,” said Alexander. “We hope these pizzas will remind them of everyone … more »

Ontario’s Russell Alexander Law Firm Sends Pizzas to Toronto General Hospital

Divorce firm’s ‘Save a Slice’ effort is now in its third week of helping health care workers

LINDSAY, ONTARIO—Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers sent 50 pizzas to Toronto General Hospital over the weekend as part of its new “Save a Slice” initiative to help health care workers and restaurant employees on the frontlines of the coronavirus.

“We’ve gotten tremendous feedback from ‘Save a Slice’ initiative,” said Russell Alexander, founder of the firm. “We’re glad that we’ve found a way to help keep restaurants in business while recognizing the health-care workers on the front lines of this pandemic.”

The Lindsay, Ontario … more »

Russell Alexander Sends Pizzas to Lakeridge Health Oshawa to Recognize First Responders

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers sent 50 pizzas to the Emergency Department at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.

As part of its “Save a Slice” initiative, the pizzas were sent from local Brothers Ristorante in
three deliveries to Lakeridge Health Oshawa to ensure that each shift gets some food. As part of
its inaugural event last Saturday, April 4, the firm ordered 50 pizzas from Lindsay, Ontario
Italian restaurant Pane Vino to the emergency room of Ross Memorial.

“Health care workers are working hard to save the lives of so many of the infected, while
restaurant workers … more »

In the news: Russ Speaks with Colin Freeze from the Globe and Mail

Coronavirus pandemic adds complexity to parental-access battles

A week after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Kevin Reid received a text from his ex-wife.

“Based on the pandemic that is happening right now, the kids will be staying home until further notice,” it read.

Under the terms of their divorce agreement, he is supposed to have the kids every other weekend and on Wednesday evenings. He hasn’t seen his children, an 11-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter, since receiving that text more than three weeks ago.

“I understand the seriousness of the situation. But at the same time, I … more »

Ontario’s Russell Alexander Law Firm Gives Back to First Responders, Restaurant Employees with New Food Initiative

LINDSAY, ONTARIO—Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers has started a new weekly program to help two groups struggling during the coronavirus pandemic: first responders and restaurant workers.

With its “Save a Slice” initiative, an effort to provide food for first responders, the Ontario family law firm is buying pizza from local eateries and sending it to health care professionals on the front lines of the response.

For its inaugural event today, April 4, the firm ordered 50 pizzas from Lindsay, Ontario Italian restaurant Pane Vino to be delivered to the emergency room of Ross Memorial, a local hospital, to feed … more »