Divorce Lawyers in Toronto, Ontario

“Very professional and effective. Experienced no issues and they advised me well throughout the whole process. The legal issues were resolved in a very timely matter through the collaborative process.”

– J.S.


RIA Collaborative Family Lawyers – Toronto
330 Bay Street
Suite 1400
Toronto, ON
M5H 2S8

 

(647) 484-6978
(905) 655-7377
Open 24 hours


Toronto Client Reviews

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I can't stress how much I enjoy working with Golan. He is representing me completely in both Criminal and Family matters. He is knowledgeable, sharp, quick, kind and always has my back. He has treated my case like his own as if he was family. Being a good father and husband, he understands what a healthy family life should look like which gives him a well rounded perspective. If you need the best of the best on your team, you need this guy on your side! Every dollar spent has been worth it. Thank you Golan!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your outstanding 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear about your positive experience working with Golan. Our team takes great pride in providing knowledgeable, sharp, and compassionate representation, and it’s wonderful to know that Golan has exemplified these qualities while handling your Criminal and Family matters.We understand the importance of treating each case with the utmost care and dedication, and it’s heartening to hear that Golan has made you feel supported and valued. Your acknowledgment of his understanding of family dynamics and commitment to a healthy family life speaks volumes about his approach and perspective.Your satisfaction is our highest priority, and we are delighted that you feel every dollar spent has been worth it. Should you need any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you once again for your trust and for choosing our firm.
Pamela is a hardworking and empathic person! It was great dealing with her!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your kind words! Pamela truly embodies dedication and empathy in her work. We're delighted to hear about your positive experience. If there's anything else we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Pamela is a wonderful person to work with. She is hardworking and always has her clients' best interests at heart. She really listens and gets the job done. I highly recommend her!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Kavishika Pathiranage. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Pamela Favotto.One of the best things about being a divorce lawyer is that we get to help good people who are going through a separation or divorce, negotiation custody and access arrangements or addressing child support and spousal support claims. We know there are many divorce lawyers in Toronto. And we can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with such valuable feedback.Here is some more information from our Law Clerk, Pamela Favotto:I joined the Russell Alexander team as a family law clerk in October 2021. I am entirely self-taught in the law clerk profession – after moving to Canada from Italy at the age of 19, I graduated at Seneca College with a Tourism & Travel Diploma and then accepted a position as junior family law clerk in March 2017.Since I started working as a family law clerk, I immediately fell in love with the job: I found family law to be a very fascinating and important branch of law and my background in social sciences was helpful in dealing with clients and their sensitive matters in a tactful and empathetic way. I enjoy working closely with clients, listening and addressing their questions and insecurities, helping them to understand court procedures and documents and always being mindful of the often very difficult and delicate situations they are experiencing.Since 2017, I have worked exclusively in family law; at first for two sole solicitors and then at a mid-sized firm in downtown Toronto. At Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers, I assist lawyers in drafting pleadings, financial statements, briefs, motion materials and finalizing divorces.Originally from a small town in the north of Italy near Venice, I moved to Toronto in 2012 and lived there for 9 years. Recently, I have moved back to Italy in the city of Padua to be closer to my family. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading and travelling with my husband.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (647) 492-1481.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Highly recommend reaching out to this firm. Ask for Nicole, the intake manager. She is very knowledgeable and made me feel confident in the process. She is polite and empathetic. She even went as far as sharing referrals for local businesses who can assist me further. Thank you Nicole for your compassion and expertise!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled to hear that Nicole provided you with exceptional service and support. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and it’s wonderful to know that Nicole’s knowledge, politeness, and empathy made a positive impact. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to continuing to assist you.
Jacqueline was very helpful and kind during the intake process
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that Jacqueline provided helpful and compassionate assistance during your intake process. If you have any further questions or need assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. We appreciate your feedback!
I highlight recommend Russ and his team, and always refer to this firm. They are excellent family law attorneys and go above and beyond. Special shoutout to Shannon who is an absolute pleasure to work with.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation! We’re thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience with Russ, Shannon, and the rest of our team. We take great pride in going above and beyond for our clients, and your feedback reaffirms our commitment to providing excellent service. Shannon and the entire team appreciate your recognition and look forward to continuing to assist you in the future.
I met with Jessica for a consultation session and that was very efficient and transparent. I have had my encounters with other lawyers through my life but would definitely recommend this firm based on my interaction with Jessica. Information was conveyed in details and most importantly in an objective, friendly and professional manner.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words and positive review! We're thrilled to hear about your excellent experience with Jessica. Providing efficient, transparent, and professional service is our top priority, and we're glad it made a difference for you. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to assisting you with any future legal needs.
As a financial professional who is engaged in preparing income and valuation reports for family law purposes, I have found webinars from Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers to be super informative, very well-structured, and entertaining at the same time to keep everyone engaged. The panel selection is always great. I especially want to thank the panel on the last webinar for sharing their insights and experience with all of us, i.e., "Divorce and Financial Disclosure with Russell Alexander, Shmuel Stern, Carrie Heinzl, and Bill Rogers." They made me learn and laugh at the same time.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review. We are thrilled to hear that you find our webinars informative, well-structured, and engaging. It is our goal to provide valuable content that not only educates but also keeps our audience interested and entertained.We are particularly pleased that you enjoyed the recent webinar on "Divorce and Financial Disclosure." Russell Alexander, Shmuel Stern, Carrie Heinzl, and Bill Rogers are indeed exceptional professionals, and it's wonderful to know that their insights and experiences resonated with you.Your feedback is greatly appreciated and serves as an encouragement to continue delivering high-quality content. Thank you for being a part of our community and for your dedication to the field of family law.
Very impressed with the intake Manager Nicole Harrison. Knowledgeable about processes, empathetic, and patient. Highly recommend this firm.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience. We're thrilled to hear that Nicole Harrison made such a positive impression. Your recommendation means a lot to us.
Jessica Lipton was so helpful and a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommend!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind review! We are delighted to hear that Jessica Lipton was so helpful and knowledgeable. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. If you ever need assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Jacqueline from intake is very helpful. She was very professional and knowledgeable. Thank you!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted to hear that you had a positive experience with Jacqueline from our intake team. Your kind words about her professionalism and knowledge are greatly appreciated.
Darla was very knowledgeable and helpful! Highly recommend!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that Darla was able to assist you effectively. Your recommendation means a lot to us.
Gave good advice and hopingthatot works for me tomorrow
Response from the owner: Thank you for your positive feedback! We're glad to hear that you found our advice helpful. Wishing you the best of luck for your upcoming proceedings. If you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Fantastic service all around from this law firm. I hired Golan a number of times and always get the advice and representation I need.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words and for choosing our firm for your legal needs. We're glad to hear that Golan has consistently provided you with excellent advice and representation. We appreciate your trust and look forward to continuing to serve you in the future.
As a divorce coach and family mediator, there's great thought and consideration in who I direct my clients to for legal counsel. Russell is not only a fantastic lawyer, but a genuine and empathetic man who I believe is a great asset to have on your side through these difficult times.
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Jennifer. We really appreciate your nice compliments about Russell Alexander.Here is some more information from our Founder & Senior Partner, Russell Alexander:I am the founder of Russell Alexander Family Lawyers and the firm’s senior partner. In addition to helping clients with separation, divorce, custody and support issues, I oversee the operations of all seven of the firm’s offices, supervise the firm’s clerks, and collaborate frequently with the firm’s associate lawyers and their own clients.TRUSTED EXPERTISEWith twenty years of experience, I am able to draw upon a wealth of knowledge and expertise when serving my clients in all aspects of family law. I work with clients to cope with the difficulties of separation and divorce, the division of assets such as homes and pensions, and the calculation and enforcement of child and spousal support. I use my experience to create unique solutions for each client to enable them and their families to move forward with their lives.I am an experienced litigator and have used my advocacy skills to win family law trials for my clients. But, I understand that litigation has both an emotional and financial toll, so I do my best to resolve as many cases as possible outside of court. I am a fully trained Collaborative Practice lawyer and a member of the Durham and York Region Collaborative Practice Groups.CLIENTS FIRSTAs the firm’s founder and managing lawyer, I have dedicated my practice and those of the firm’s lawyers to achieving results in a compassionate, collaborative, and client-focused manner. I have worked to create a team-based approach that puts the client’s interests at the heart of every lawyer’s work and at the core of the relationship between the firm’s lawyers and our clients.PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUNDI completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and went on to complete my law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. In 1998, I founded Russell Alexander Family Lawyers. My first location was opened in Lindsay, Ontario, followed by the Brooklin office in 2006, and the Markham office in 2010.I share my experience with others as a speaker at conferences relating to technology and the law. I am also a faculty member of the American Bar Association TECHSHOW and have had the pleasure to speak at conferences in Chicago and Toronto.COMMUNITY COMMITMENTI believe that lawyers have a special duty and opportunity to give back to their communities. I actively participate in various community groups in Durham Region and have taken the steps to support my community by setting up a charitable fund. The Russell Alexander Giving Fund coordinates the firm’s charitable work to benefit local organizations in need of community support.PERSONAL HISTORYI was born, raised, and studied in Toronto. With a growing family, my wife and I moved to Lindsay to raise our children. I enjoy taking part in sporting activities and am actively involved in community organizations and events.In an effort to provide easily accessible legal information to the public, I write extensively about family law issues and cases on the firm’s blog, FamilyLLB.com.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (647) 492-1481.Canada’s National Newspaper the Globe & Mail has listed Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
Daphne is professional and produces excellent work!
Response from the owner: Thank you very much, Jonathan.We really appreciate your nice compliments about Daphne.We agree that Daphne is a fantastic person and great member of our team. We can’t tell you how happy we are that you provided us with your endorsement.If you would like to have a consultation with one of our team members please give us a call: (647) 492-1481.Russell Alexander
I’ve had the pleasure of working with many of the lawyers from this firm. As a collaborative, family professional, my experience with the lawyers from this firm has been supportive And professional.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience, Cindy! We're thrilled to hear that you found our team supportive and professional. Providing excellent service and support to our clients is always our top priority, and we're grateful for the opportunity to work with you. If you ever need assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to help!
Highly recommend asking to speak to Nicole Harrison at the front desk. She answered all my questions clearly and concisely. She has a very strong understanding of how the firm processes work from start to finish! Nicole was patient, kind, empathetic and supportive.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words about your experience with Nicole Harrison. We're thrilled to hear that she was able to provide you with clear and concise answers to your questions. Nicole's deep understanding of our firm's processes and her dedication to supporting our clients make her an invaluable part of our team.We're pleased that you found Nicole patient, kind, empathetic, and supportive. Providing exceptional service from start to finish is important to us, and Nicole's commitment to that goal is reflected in your positive feedback.Thank you for taking the time to recommend Nicole and for sharing your experience. We appreciate your trust in our team and look forward to serving you again in the future.
We had hired a real awesome attorney , I did my research about the Lawyer Susanna M. Crichlow that we hired for a very delicate important situation we were in regarding 2 kids to be sure they were happy , and protected in a complicated situation we were in ...Susanna M. Crichlow did an amazing job to reassure are legal rights and all.our options, she definitely pulled through for us , in such a short time , she was on the case efficiently ,and effectivly , the outcome was amazing..At the end of the day if we ever need a Strong representative we highly recommend Susanna M. Crichlow..Thank you so very much ..Laura / Trevor
Response from the owner: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a heartfelt and thoughtful review. We're delighted to hear about your positive experience with Susanna Critchlow. It's always our goal to provide compassionate and skilled legal representation, and Susanna embodies these qualities exceptionally well.We're thrilled to hear that Susanna's dedication and expertise made a significant impact on your case and helped you navigate such a challenging time. Her commitment to providing personalized, attentive service is a cornerstone of our practice, and your feedback affirms her excellence.Your kind words will undoubtedly motivate Susanna and the rest of our team to continue delivering the best possible service to our clients. We're grateful for the trust you placed in us and are pleased to have been a part of your journey.Once again, thank you for your glowing review. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Marlee the intake person is the best, they where very patient and knowledgeable about what i needed and what to expect. the entire team was fast and accommodating so far.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your positive feedback about your experience with Marlee and our team. We're delighted to hear that Marlee was able to provide you with patient and knowledgeable support during your intake process. It's important to us that our clients feel informed and comfortable from the very start.We're also pleased to hear that you found our entire team fast and accommodating. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we're committed to providing exceptional service at every stage.Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. If there's anything else we can do to assist you, please don't hesitate to reach out.
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