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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 »

CTV News: Spike in Divorces Expected as Courts Reopen

Russell Alexander recently appeared on CTV News where he spoke about the spike in divorces across Canada due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  He explained that this trend we are now seeing in Canada has followed that of China, the United Kingdom, and parts of the United States.

Mr. Alexander highlights that if divorce is a couples-only option, there are ways to make the process less contentious and stressful.  He explained that you can get divorced in a peaceful and respectful way that encourages everyone to continue to have a good relationship.  In his new book, ‘Everything You Always Wanted to … more »

Our team is growing!

We are excited to announce that lawyer Bill Rogers has joined Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.

Bill’s undergraduate degree is from Trinity College, University of Toronto, in music and philosophy, and his law degree is from Queen’s, where he won several academic prizes.

Bill grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, and relocated to Toronto to attend university. In addition to playing music with his band Soul Custody, he enjoys doing amateur stand-up comedy and traveling abroad with his wife. He is also an award-winning journalist published in The Lawyers Weekly, National Post, and The Globe and Mail.… more »

How to get divorced without going broke

Russ caught up with Carola Vyhnak from the Toronto Star to share tips and advice on navigating a divorce without going broke. Check out the full article here.

He also talked about his new book, “Everything You Need to Know About Divorce,” hitting shelves later this year. In the book, Russ discusses options such as alternative dispute resolution, four-way settlement meetings and collaborative practice, which his experience has shown to be less contentious and less stressful ways for a couple to make tough decisions on mutually-owned property, custody arrangements, alimony and child support.

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The Week Ahead – July 28th

This week we will review: Did Husband’s Poor Character Justify Marriage Annulment Based on Fraud?; and The Laws Around the Non-Consummation of a Marriage: Which Jurisdiction’s Laws Govern

Wednesday’s Video Clip: 10 Ways to Get Information About Family Law

Learn more by visiting familyllb.commore »

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada from everyone here at Russell Alexander Family Lawyers!

Have a wonderful day!

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Welcome to the team, Amber-Leigh DuBreuil


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 »

Hold The Date

Kawartha Collaborative Practice AGM event will tentatively take place on June 5th, 2019. This will be a dinner into the evening event. More details to follow.
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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 »

The Week Ahead – February 4th

This week we will review: Does Employer Discriminate Against Woman Who Lacked Child-Care?; and Can Scam Immigration Marriage Be Annulled?

On Wednesday we have a video clip about: How Long Does Child Support Continue in Ontario?

Learn more by visiting familyllb.commore »