Lawyers look at real-world cases and recent court decisions to give guidance
LINDSAY, Ontario—Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers has dedicated a new section of its website solely to offering post-separation advice to splitting couples.
“Legal analysis can be hard to follow for the average person,” said founder Russell Alexander. “By looking at these individual cases, we help make it clear what the stakes are, and what can happen when you make certain decisions during a divorce.”
As part of its online Divorce Information Centre, the Lindsay-based firm has added a new section solely dedicated to post-separation issues drawn from real-world … more »
A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision could be seen to stretch the definition of spouse when it comes to spousal support and may spark more family law litigation, predicts one family lawyer.
“This is sort of a very specific issue in terms of who do we consider to be a spouse,” said Russell Alexander, the founder and senior partner with Markham, Ont.-based Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.
“The traditional model is you’re living continuously under the same roof,” he told The Lawyer’s Daily. “This particular case kind of takes it to the next level. They were dating and … more »
TORONTO — Divorced parents at odds over arrangements for their child’s safety during COVID-19 have been turning to Canadian courts to settle custody disputes, sometimes in an attempt to limit one parent’s access to a child.
In one case, a father temporarily lost physical access to his daughter after taking her shopping in April without a mask. The child has asthma, putting her at higher risk of complications from the virus, and the judge expressed worry that the father would continue to dismiss safety guidelines.
In another case, a judge prevented a child from visiting a cottage with his father … more »
Russell talks to CTV News host, Beverly Thomson to discuss his new book and the special chapter dedicated to divorce during the pandemic.
On August 6, 2020, Russell and CTV News’ Beverly Thomson connected over Zoom for an interview that touched on a range of topics dealing with divorce during the pandemic that he delves into in his new book, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Divorce.”
Russell also discussed how the firm has seen a spike in couples seeking information about divorce, child access during the pandemic, and how couples are becoming overwhelmed by spending so … more »
Around the world, divorce rates have been on the rise since this pandemic. Ontario family lawyer Russell Alexander answers some of the recent questions facing his clients in a new book chapter called Divorce During a Pandemic.
Russell Alexander, whose family law firm has offices in several cities including Toronto and Oshawa, said the province’s efforts to modernize the justice system during the pandemic will help when it comes to tackling the backlog of cases, but “it’s probably going to be 18 months to two years before it returns to anything close to normal.”