E-book Downloads

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers offers a number of free introductory e-books for download. Please review the titles in our library below to get started.

Navigating Parenting Coordination in Ontario: A Practical Guide for Parents

This eBook is packed with invaluable insights and innovative strategies to assist you in understanding your options and provide you with tools to navigate the post-divorce landscape with confidence. In this helpful guide, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Role of parenting coordinators
  • Tools for cooperative co-parenting
  • Guidance towards resolution
  • Learn more to feel empowered to make informed decisions with your family

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Divorce & Business Valuations

Ebook cover with 2 people sitting on a coach with their backs to each other This eBook is a follow-up to a webinar presented by Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers on the subject of Divorce & Business Valuations. In this helpful guide, you will learn about the following topics:

  • What is a business valuation?
  • When would a valuation be required?
  • Types of valuations and reports
  • Costs
  • Benefits
  • Risk/Pitfalls
  • How can two experts come up with different values?
  • And so much more!

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Common Law Separations: Rights and Obligations

This eBook is a follow-up to a webinar presented by Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers on the subject of “Common Law Separations: Rights & Obligations. In this helpful guide, you will learn about the following topics:

• How Common Law Couples are Different than Married Couples
• Child Support
• Spousal Support
• Property
• Parenting Rights & Responsibilities
• When Common Law Couples Separate
• Limitation Periods for Common Law Partners

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CaseLines: How to E-file Your Divorce Documents With the Court

CaseLines ebookIn the wake of the pandemic, things are changing in the legal world. Zoom court proceedings, e-filing documents, and new programs to learn can become a little overwhelming.

At Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, we want to help you understand some of the new protocols.

Download our free guide to learn more about CaseLines.

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Mediation & Family Dispute Resolution

Two men and a woman sitting at a boardroom tableIn this helpful guide you will learn the following:

• What is mediation?
• What types of mediation are there?
• Why choose mediation?
• Does mediation work if there is a history of domestic violence?
• What cases are appropriate for mediation?
• And so much more!

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Divorce Checklist

Divorce checklistWe know that divorce is overwhelming. We know it requires a detail-oriented approach to handle the intricacies of spousal support, division of marital property, child custody etc., but the more organized you are to begin with, the more chance you have of achieving an agreement you are comfortable with.

To get you started, we developed this divorce checklist as a guide to help you prepare for divorce, practically and emotionally.

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10 Things You Should  Know About Child Support in Ontario

10 things you should know about child support in OntarioWhen parents are going through a separation or divorce, some of the most difficult decisions that need to be made are those concerning the children.

In this e-book, you will learn the basics of child support.

  • What options are available
  • What is the expectation for the future
  • When to apply for child support
  • When does child support end
  • And so much more

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Child Access and Custody During the Pandemic

What should you do with access in light of the pandemic?

There is a lot of uncertainty and questions regarding access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents are rightly concerned about the safety of their children as the virus continues to spread and cause havoc in society.

This e-book was created to provide parents with some guidance with respect to their access questions during this time.

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Divorce and the Coronavirus Pandemic

The stores are empty. Schools are shut down. Your financial future is becoming more uncertain. You don’t even know who to trust because of all the conflicting information available.

Your life at home is no different.

Being forced to spend more time at home hasn’t brought you together like you hoped. Instead, you might be finding out that you and your spouse have drifted apart.

You may be realizing that there are a lot of “simmering tensions” that are coming out into the open.You might even be considering divorce. But you might also be worrying if this is the right time to get a divorce.

The truth is now might be the best time to get a divorce.

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Saving The Golden Goose: How Family Run Businesses Can Survive and Thrive After Divorce

One of the common fears of clients who own family run businesses is how a divorce will affect the business they have spent their life building. While business owners have control over the work they put into their business and the legacy they are building for their family, they may have little influence over the occurrence of a relationship breakdown. A family business can be impacted when a Company ‘founder’ is involved in separation, especially where both spouses are principals in the business or if a second generation of the family joins the business.

In many family law matters involving children, the spouses are able to agree to cooperate in order to address the best interests of the children. In many ways, a family business can be used as a similar incentive: spouses can agree to cooperate in order to address the best interests of the family business. While fueling conflict is an almost unavoidable side effect of the court system, a collaborative approach is a very effective method in reducing the impact of separation and divorce on family run businesses. This process seeks to ensure that the business remains viable for both spouses, as well as future generations.

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Understanding Collaborative Family Law

Divorce is often a difficult, adversarial process. From lawyers and court dates to alimony negotiations and custody arrangements, the divorce process can be drawn out and difficult.

Collaborative divorce is a way to make that process easier. Instead of fighting things out in a court room, collaborative divorce allows spouses to negotiate things openly and respectfully.

In this free e-book, we’ll cover the basics of collaborative divorce, and how it can benefit your family.

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10 Things You Need to Know Before You File for Divorce

Whether this is your first time thinking about the dissolution of your marriage, or you’re already in the process of doing so, our free e-book can help you find the answers you’re looking for.

Inside, you’ll learn tips and tricks for a successful divorce. Learn how to handle privacy issues, lawyers, and get some clarity on dealing with your finances.

In “10 Things You Need to Know Before You File for Divorce” you’ll get lots of info about divorce, and our free e-course will provide lots of introductory knowledge.

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