Firm News

Holiday Toy Drive – Winding Down This Week

There is one week left for our Holiday Toy Drive! Thank you to all who have supported the drive thus far! If you wish to still donate, our donation boxes are set up at reception at our offices in Brooklin and Lindsay. As a reminder, the firm is looking for new, unwrapped gifts to be donated to the Brooklin office for teens between the ages of 13-17. The Lindsay office is accepting new, unwrapped gifts to be donated for kids of all ages.

The drive runs until Friday December 7, 2018!… more »

Divorce Information Centre Announces New Section For Self-Representation

We are pleased to announce that we have published a new section on our Divorce Information Centre entitled, Representing Yourself In An Ontario Family Matter. For more information on getting started with self-representation, click here.

New information on family law separations and divorce is shared regularly on our Divorce Information Centre. Stay tuned for more!… more »

Michelle Mulchan Joins OCLF Professionals Development Committee

Michelle Mulchan is expanding her presence in the world of collaborative practice by joining the Professionals Development Committee with the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation (OCLF). Michelle’s professional profile on the OCLF website is forthcoming. Until then, you may learn more about Michelle by reading her bio here.

For more information about the OCLF, click here.… more »

Law Times

Russell Alexander was interviewed for a story written by Marg. Bruineman for Law Times.

Many of the changes to the Divorce Act, including the move away from the language such as sole custody and access, which he describes as fighting words locking people into positions, toward the gentler parenting time has largely been adopted by family lawyers…

“It’s really child-focused legislation,” he says. “Ultimately, it’s going to be better for families.”

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Office Holiday Party 2018

The staff at Russell Alexander Family Lawyers are looking forward to spending time together at their staff Christmas Party this Friday November 30, 2018! The team will be headed to Toronto’s Christmas Market in the Distillery District and afterwards will head to Il Ponte Cucina Italiana for dinner together. Should you need to contact someone at the office on Friday, the offices will be open until 3:00 p.m. Thereafter, all communication will be responded to upon the office’s reopening on Monday December 3rd at 9:00 a.m.… more »

Consultations: Bring a Toy, Get a Discount — For a Limited Time Only

As the 2018 Holiday Season approaches, we are supporting toy drives at the Bethesda House in Durham Region and A Place Called Home in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Until December 7, 2018, we are offering a $100.00 discount on our rates for an initial legal consultation at our Brooklin and Lindsay offices.

To qualify, please bring a new, unwrapped toy with you to your consultation and receive a $100.00 off the cost of your consultation. Toys must have an estimated minimum value of $25.00.

For gift ideas and further information about the toy drives, click here

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The Week Ahead – November 26th

This week we will review: Taking the Kids to See Grandma This Holiday? Read This First and; Court Declares Excuses “Ludicrous” and “Preposterous”

On Wednesday we a video clip about: The Path to a Successful Divorce

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Level 2 Collaborative Practice Training


Ajit Roopnarine will be participating in Level 2 Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Skills Training in Toronto on November 21-23, 2018. We look forward to Ajit obtaining his certification as a collaboratively trained family law lawyer.… more »

Law Times




Russell Alexander was quoted in a story written by Michael McKieran for Law Times.

Lindsay, Ont. family lawyer Russell Alexander, who was not involved in the case, says Chappel’s lengthy judgment “did a great job addressing a pretty novel argument.” 

“She took a really practical approach to the issues, and her analysis addressed each and every argument in detail. I don’t think anyone could say he didn’t get his day in court,” Alexander says.

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