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Here you will find the latest news releases, publications and interviews with Russell Alexander.

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Featured media coverage from 2020:

June 26, 2020

Publication: Ottawa Parenting Times

When a Marriage Ends
[Link to article]

Quote of note: “Parenting coordinators are a key part of an approach known as collaborative divorce. In a traditional divorce, both sides can end up fighting in court over who deserves blame for the fire. Even in mediation, the two sides are still essentially locked in a legal battle.”


June 23, 2020

Publication: CTV News with Pat Foran

Spike in Divorces Expected as Courts Reopen
[Link to interview]

Quote of note: “You can get divorced in a peaceful and respectful way that encourages everyone to continue to have a good relationship.”


June 23, 2020

Publication: Divorce Magazine

4 Tips for Keeping Your Family Intact
[Link to article]

Quote of note: I am used to seeing families in one of the toughest situations they could face. Now, as we enter the second month of quarantine for most families, it looks to me as though many “intact” families are now in a similar situation to those with parents who are considering divorce.


June 18, 2020

Publication: Global News Radio, 980 CFPL

Marriages in Canada Impacted due to the pandemic
[Radio interview]

Quotes of note: “If the strain of the relationship is too much, couples should not feel pressured to wait until after the pandemic is over to separate. Professionals and lawyers continue to be available to assist in separations and divorces during the pandemic.”


May 18, 2020

Publication: CTV News, Northern Ontario

Keeping your family intact
[Video link]


May 15, 2020

Publication: Newstalk 1290 CJBK

Here’s what families can do amidst COVID-19
[Radio interview]

Quotes of note: “It is important that couples maintain communication and express themselves during this time. A good way to accomplish this is by setting up a daily debrief where you can each express things occurring in your everyday life.”


May 5, 2020

Publication: Global News, Peterborough

Russell Alexander law firm delivers pizzas to Peterborough Regional Health Centre
[Video link]


May 2, 2020

Publication: Newstalk 1010, Peterborough

Russell Alexander law firm delivers pizzas to Peterborough Regional Health Centre
[Radio interview link]


May 1, 2020

Publication: Slaw

Digital Decorum and Respect for the Administration of Justice
[Article link]

Quotes of note: “We are hearing stories of lawyers conducting meetings in their bathrobes and even court hearings from bed. Sometimes shirtless or in bathing suits by the pool. This reflects poorly on our profession and the administration of justice, and Judges are taking note.”


April 29, 2020

Publication: Peterborough Today

‘Save a Slice’ initiative comes to Peterborough courtesy of law firm
[Article link]

Quotes of note: “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 pulling for them right now while helping out local restaurants that have seen business drop off during the outbreak.”


April 29, 2020

Publication: Peterborough Examiner

Save a Slice shows support for Peterborough front-line workers during pandemic
[Article link]

Quotes of note: “We hope these pizzas will remind them of everyone pulling for them right now while helping out local restaurants that have seen business drop off during the outbreak.”


April 28, 2020

Publication: National Post

COVID-19 triggers flood of court rulings as estranged parents argue exes putting children at infection risk
[Article link]

Quotes of note: “Dealing with separation and access issues is difficult all the time. The difficulty is heightened during the pandemic. Everybody is overloaded by the news cycle. Our health protocols are evolving and changing daily, sometimes hourly.”


April 20, 2020

Publication: 680News

Will the pandemic lead to a higher divorce rate
[Video link]


April 16, 2020

Publication: Indie88

Tips for couples in quarantine together
[Radio interview link]

Quotes of note: Russ advised couples to spend some time together, but also get in some “you” time. However, it’s important that you don’t avoid each other all together and look for ways to enjoy each other’s company. It could be going for walks, cooking a meal, or even working on a puzzle.

 


April 3, 2020

Publication: Globe and Mail

Coronavirus pandemic adds complexity to parental-access battles
[Article link]

Quotes of note: If someone has proof that his or her former spouse is not abiding by public-health guidelines, that would likely count as an emergency, Mr. Alexander says. But suspecting the other parent is letting the kids go to the playground or otherwise putting them at risk of exposure to the coronavirus probably doesn’t.


February 16, 2020

Publication: The Star

What a 4-year-old’s death says about Ontario’s strained family courts
[Article link]

Quotes of note: “Family lawyer Russell Alexander says upcoming changes to make the language of the Divorce Act more neutral will reduce a harmful “winner-loser” mindset. The updated act uses words like “parenting time” instead of “custody” and “access.”