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To Get or Vary Child Support, Do Your Kids Still have to be “Children”?

Posted January 16, 2018

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To Get or Vary Child Support, Do Your Kids Still have to be “Children”?

An Ontario Court of Appeal decision recently brought to the forefront an interesting little legal point, about the court’s authority to make or change child support orders even after children are too old or too independent.

Under Canadian family law, section 15.1 of the federal Divorce Act allows a court to make an order requiring a ...

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Saving the Golden Goose: Part II – Including Specialized Professions as An Alternative Option to the Traditional Court System

Posted January 11, 2018

Saving the Golden Goose: Part II – Including Specialized Professions as An Alternative Option to the Traditional Court System

As mentioned in our previous blog Saving the Golden Goose: Part I, a court process allows for only a rights based determination of the issues at hand. However, there are many intricacies involved in the enmeshment of family business and the process of separation and divorce. As an ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Does The Age of The Child Affect Child Support in Ontario?

Posted January 10, 2018


Wednesday's Video Clip: Does The Age of The Child Affect Child Support in Ontario?

Simply put, the age of a child does affect the amount of child support ordered. In this video we discuss how and when the age of the child could affect child support. Income considerations, age of the child and needs of the child should be considered.

At Russell Alexander, Family Lawyers our focus is exclusively family law, offering ...

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Is It Your New Year’s Resolution to Get a Divorce?

Posted January 8, 2018

Is It Your New Year’s Resolution to Get a Divorce?

In a piece recently reported by the CBC News, and well as a post from Huffington Post Canada it seems that January is the prime time of year for couples to initiate divorce, based on the number of court-filed applications. According to another article in the U.S. divorce filings begin to spike in January, and peak in February and March.   January is when divorce ...

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Saving the Golden Goose: Part I – How Family Run Businesses can Survive and Thrive after Divorce

Posted January 4, 2018


Saving the Golden Goose: Part I - How Family Run Businesses can Survive and Thrive after Divorce
One of the common fears of clients who own family run businesses is how a divorce will affect the business they have spent their life building. While business owners have control over the work they put into their business and the legacy they are building for their family, they may have little influence over a relationship ...

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Russell Alexander, Family Lawyers

Posted January 3, 2018


At Russell Alexander Family Lawyers, we are committed to practicing exclusively in the area of family law. As a result, our team is experienced in dealing with all aspects of family law matters, including:

Separation and divorce Child custody and access
Child support Spousal support
The Family Responsibility Office (FRO)
Division of family property
Family mediation and alternative forms of dispute resolution
Domestic contracts, ...

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Top 10 Blogs of 2017

Posted January 2, 2018

Top 10 Blogs of 2017

As we embrace the New Year, we’d like to take the opportunity to thank our readers for their continued interest and support. We would also like to recap some of our most popular posts from yet another busy year.

Here are some of our top blogs from 2017

Number 10: Ontario Superior Court Justice Pazaratz Speaks Out Against Legal Aid Squandering – Again

In his written ...

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The Divorce Centre

Posted December 29, 2017

Russell Alexander Family Lawyers is thrilled to announce the launch of their Divorce Information Centre. The Divorce Centre includes an easy to navigate guide regarding family law issues, as well as frequently asked questions and informative videos. More information will be added regularly, so be sure to check back for new topics.

The Divorce Centre can be explored ...

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Should Family Law Claims Involving Indigenous Couples Be Governed by Indigenous Law?

Posted December 28, 2017

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Should Family Law Claims Involving Indigenous Couples Be Governed by Indigenous Law?

In an uncommon recent Ontario family decision, the issue was whether a former couple of Indigenous heritage should have their family dispute governed by the laws that govern their particular clan, rather than by the family laws of Ontario.

The man was a wealthy Indigenous co-owner ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Who Is Considered a Parent?

Posted December 27, 2017

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Wednesday's Video Clip: Who Is Considered a Parent?

When it relates to family law, a parent can be the birth mother or father, an adoptive parent, or a step-parent.

In this video,  a Law Clerk with Russell Alexander Family Lawyers, discusses who is considered a parent for the purpose of child support, along with the role of step parents.

At Russell Alexander, Family Lawyers our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues including: ...

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