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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 »

In the media: When a marriage ends

Divorce is one of the hardest things a child can go through. Here’s how a parenting coordinator can help, renowned Ontario lawyer Russell Alexander writes

Russell Alexander was recently featured in Ottawa Parenting Times to discuss the importance of parenting coordinators to help parents who are divorcing to resolve any disagreements they have over the parenting of any children they share.

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The Week Ahead – July 6th

This week we will review: Bill Rogers Joins Team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers; Sanctions for Ignoring Court Orders: The Ontario Courts Lays Down the Law; and  Court Says: Spouses’ Attacks Have the “Rhetorical Fierceness” Suited to a “Mixed Martial Arts Cage Match”

Wednesday’s Video Clip:Ontario Child Support during a Pandemic

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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 »

In the media: 4 Tips for Keeping Your Family Intact During the Coronavirus

Russell Alexander was recently featured in Divorce Magazine where he discussed what families can do in order to remain intact during the coronavirus pandemic.  His article highlights how, although every unhappy family is unique, right now, a lot of families are unhappy in a similar way for similar reasons.

Using his many years of working closely with families, Mr. Alexander outlines his top tips for keeping families together during quarantine and the pandemic.  It is important to focus on maintaining and strengthening the bonds that tie you and your partner together if you want to get through the pandemic without … more »

The Week Ahead – June 29th

This week we will review: Appeal Court Tackles Interplay Between Pension Valuation and Equalization; and On Sale of Matrimonial Home: Appeal Court Ponders “Economic Value” of Spouse’s Right of First Refusal

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Helping Family Businesses Survive the Pandemic and Divorce

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