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The Week Ahead – October 19th

This week we will review: “Weekend Times are Crucial” Court Chooses Hebrew School Option that Leaves Child’s Sundays Free; and Did Husband’s Impotence Serve to Annul Marriage? B.C. Court Says “Yes”

Wednesday’s Video: 5 Tips for Divorcing During the Pandemic… more »

IN THE NEWS | OCTOBER 9, 2020

Everything you need to know about divorce – Let’s Talk London with Jess Brady

Divorce rates have been rising since the pandemic began. Catch Russ on Let’s Talk London with Jess Brady to talk about the rising interest in divorce.… more »

Welcome to the team, Rick

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is proud to welcome associate lawyer, Rick Peticca to the firm.  Over his 13 year career in law, Rick focuses on all aspects of family law and matrimonial law by helping clients find resolution on a myriad of areas which include child-related matters, support, and property issues and also in drafting and finalizing domestic contracts – cohabitation agreements, marriage contracts, paternity agreements, and separation agreements.

While in law school, Rick worked with the Family Law Project in his second year by working at the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto (both at the Ontario Court … more »

The Week Ahead – October 13

This week we will review Five Things to Know Before Getting a Divorce in Ontario During a Pandemic; and “Weekend Times are Crucial” as Court Chooses Hebrew School Option That Leaves Child’s Sundays Free

Wednesday’s Video: Ontario Child Support During Pandemic

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Welcome to the team, Brittany Whalen

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is proud to welcome, Brittany as our newest associate lawyer.  In 2016, she was called to the Ontario Bar and in 2017, she was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar. She worked as an associate lawyer at a full-service law firm in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, where she established a successful family law practice and had the opportunity to work on several high-profile criminal and civil litigation matters.

She is passionate about social justice issues and has undertaken specialized training to provide trauma-informed legal services to harm survivors. Brittany has previously worked in … more »

FIRM NEWS | OCTOBER 8, 2020

Russell Alexander Offers Tips for Divorcing in Ontario During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Lawyers say couples should be prepared, as courtroom procedures have changed

With marriages strained by the coronavirus pandemic, interest in divorce is spiking. But divorce lawyer Russell Alexander warns that couples seeking to separate need to be prepared for a much different process than that which pre-dated the pandemic. Alexander is author of the new book, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Divorce,” which he delayed the release of just to include a special bonus chapter on divorcing during a pandemic.

Courtroom procedures have changed due to … more »

The Week Ahead – October 5th

This week we will review: Retroactive Child Support for Now-Adult Children: Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies the Rules; and Academic Dive – Evolving Collaborative Practice Towards a Hybrid Approach

Wednesday’s Video: Is Attending School In-Person vs Online a Medical or Educational Decision?

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The Week Ahead – September 28th

This week we will review: “Urgency as a Self-Fulfilling Prophesy” in Motions Over School Attendance; and Appeal Court Confirms Jet-Setting Couple with Separate Residences Were Still “Living Together”

Wednesday’s Video: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Divorce

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IN THE NEWS: SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

Russ interviewed by Devon Peacock from Global News 980 CFPL

Court rules in favour of child attending school in-person after divorced parents can’t agree on what is best

Last week, an Ontario judge ruled it was in the best interests of a child that they go back to school after their parents, who are divorced, couldn’t agree and took the matter to court.

What could this mean going forward?

Divorce attorney Russell Alexander joins Devon Peacock on the Morning Show to discuss.

Listen to the full interviewmore »