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Russell Alexander Offers Splitting Couples Post-Separation Advice

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 »

The Week Ahead – January 11

This week we will review: Lifestyles of the (Canadian) Rich and Famous – Divorce Appeal Dismissed; and Did Kid’s Time After School Drop-off Count Towards Dad’s Parenting Time?

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Divorce H.E.L.P – Settle Your Divorce in Less Than Seven Days

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Giving Fund 2020: Home Again Benefit Concert

Each year, Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers takes the opportunity to show their support and gratitude to the local community by giving back in some way. This year our team chose to show our support in sponsoring the Lindsay Academy Theatre’s Home Again benefit concert.

As with many arts and culture organizations, COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the future viability of the city’s performance hub, having left the building dark since mid-March.

With hopes of reopening slowly and with severely limited operational capacity in the spring, more than a year will have passed since closing its doors to … more »

The Week Ahead – January 4th

This week we will review: Deadbeat Dad Jailed for 4.5 Years for Failing to Pay Nearly $250k in Child Support; and Disobedient Husband Loses Right to Appeal

On Friday we will also have a special post highlighting FamilyLLB’s Top Podcasts of 2020

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The Week Ahead – December 29th

This week we will review: Which Parents Decides About Kid’s COVID-19 Vaccine?; and FamilyLLB’s Top Blog Posts of 2020

On Wednesday we will be reviewing out Top Ten Most Popular YouTube Videos

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The Week Ahead – December 21st

This week we will review: Outdoor Access Visits Ordered for Dad Who is One of the “Heroes of This Tragic Pandemic”; and Supreme Court of Canada Opines on “Hardship” as it Applies to Child Support Obligations

Wednesday’s Video: Christmas Access During COVID-19

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Russell Alexander Law Firm Warns That Covid-19 Vaccine Could Lead to Disputes Among Divorced Parents

Team of lawyers outlines legal rulings that set parameters

LINDSAY, Ontario—Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers warned that the upcoming coronavirus vaccines could lead to disputes among divorced parents over whether each caregiver and the child are vaccinated.

“The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a lot of complications to parenting agreements, and we should expect something similar as the Covid-19 vaccine is rolled out,” said founder Russell Alexander. “In this case, there is a lot more guidance that we can rely on, however.”

Alexander said that past court decisions on routine vaccinations and provincial and national laws on health care workers will … more »

Russell Alexander Law Firm Expands as Coronavirus Divorces Loom, Adding Four Lawyers in Concord

LINDSAY, Ontario—Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers announced that it is expanding, hiring four more lawyers to work in a new location in Concord, as divorce rates spike due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Lindsay-based firm has hired:

• Bill Rogers, a Queen’s University law graduate and longtime family law attorney who won a major victory in the Ontario Court of Appeal in 2014;

• Rick Peticca, a York University law graduate who has argued at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Supreme Court of Canada, in his 13 years practicing family law;

• Margie Primero-Pimental, a McGill University … more »

Russell Alexander Sponsors Local Holiday Decorating Contest, Light Up Lindsay, To Help Spread the Christmas Cheer

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers is a proud sponsor of Light Up Lindsay. This program encourages residents in the town of Lindsay to get festive and deck out their homes or businesses with the best holiday decor.

There are three different categories to enter for the holiday decorations; ‘The Original Christmas Story’, ‘Seasonal Decorations’, and ‘Business Christmas Decorating’. In addition to ultimate bragging rights, participants have the opportunity to win up to $1000 in each category.

The winners will be announced on Thursday, December 31st at the Drive-Thru Merry & Bright Fireworks celebration at the Lindsay Exhibition.

For Lindsay

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Russell Alexander’s Third Annual Toy Drive a Huge Success

Here at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, we held our third annual holiday toy drive through December 10, but virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This year, the toy drive supported Simcoe Hall Settlement House in Oshawa, a nonprofit started in 1935 that runs a food bank and programs to serve school-aged children and seniors.

Our team pledged to take 50 percent of initial consultation fees booked between November 10 and December 10 and use the funds to purchase toys online.

On December 14, Russ delivered several hundred toys to the Settlement House to help make the holidays … more »