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Ontario Family Lawyer’s New Book Outlines Path to a Successful Divorce

Ontario Family Lawyer’s New Book Outlines Path to a Successful Divorce

Noted family lawyer Russell Alexander has written a book outlining the path to a successful divorce, taking readers step-by-step through the process from finding a lawyer to handling post- litigation issues. This one of the few books that touches exclusively on Ontario divorce law.

In 300+ pages, Alexander’s book, “The Path to a Successful Divorce,” aims to give readers a solid grounding on the key questions about family law that they’ll face as they go through a divorce, including whether they’ll need a separation agreement first, how courts view adultery and why representing yourself is a bad idea.

Using his knowledge of Canadian case law, Alexander also peppered the book with interesting anecdotes about real divorces that illustrate how some of these issues play out, such as a father who sent abusive text messages and a couple who were married in front of 500 people but never obtained a marriage license.

The book is now available for purchase on Amazon Kindle and will be available in print on Amazon and on the firm’ s website later this spring. For more details, go to:


The Path to a Successful Divorce


Thank you to everyone who participated in our online poll. We have our book cover finalized. We are adding some final touches and then we will launch our pre-order page.

Amelia Daurio joins the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as an Associate Lawyer


Amelia Daurio joins the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as an Associate Lawyer

Before starting at Russell Alexander, Amelia worked as a lawyer in a litigation-based practice for eleven years. Amelia is client focused and results driven, with superior oral and written advocacy skills. She approaches each client matter with compassion, attention to detail, and with the goal of reaching amicable resolutions wherever possible. At Russell Alexander, Amelia will practice in all areas of family law including divorce, custody, access, child support, spousal support, domestic contracts and property-related issues.

Amelia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Western Ontario where she majored in English and she completed her Bachelor of Laws Degree at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2004 and was called to the bar of Ontario in 2005.

Amelia is a lifelong learner who also enjoys public speaking and taking on a leadership role. She has been invited to share her litigation expertise through presentations and as an instructor at Continuing Professional Development programs jointly hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Amelia has also conducted other presentations and provided training for lawyers and mediators. She has been on the Board of Directors with the York Region Law Association since 2012.

Welcome to our team Amelia.

We are pleased to announce that Laura will be returning to the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers


We are pleased to announce that Laura will be returning to the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.

Laura’s enthusiasm and calm demeanour is an asset to the entire team, and her return has been much anticipated.

Welcome back, Laura!

Thank You for Nominating FamilyLLB for ABA’s Top 100


Thank You!

Thanks to all of our readers for your continued support, comments and feedback.

We are honoured to be nominated for the ABA Journal’s 10th Annual Blawg 100 Amici.

If you’ve enjoyed reading about the latest hot topics and precedent setting decisions on our blog, please consider nominating FamilyLLB as one of your favourite legal blogs at Blawg 100 Amici.  Votes are tallied by total nominations received. This award recognizes blogs that offer unique and original insights into the practice of law. You can submit your nominations here.

Once again, thank you for your readership.

We are pleased to announce that Amelia Rodin will be joining the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers

Amelia Rodin

We are pleased to announce that Amelia Rodin will be joining the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as a law student.

Amelia looks forward to working with clients at the Lindsay and Brooklin locations in an administrative capacity. Currently completing her second year of the Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work program at the University of Windsor, Amelia focuses her studies on the area of family law, including custody and access, child support, property issues and divorce.

As an Honours Bachelor of Social Work graduate from the University of Windsor, Amelia understands the emotional impact of legal issues. She is devoted to delivering both compassionate and knowledgeable service.

Amelia was recently the recipient of the Barbara Gesell-Ferreira Memorial Award, in recognition of her commitment to both integrity and community involvement. Presently engaged in a Clerkship position at the Family Court in Windsor, Amelia has been able to further develop her research skills while working alongside Ontario Court Justices.

Amelia is thrilled to return to the Kawartha region, as she was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario. When Amelia is not studying, she enjoys travelling with her husband and spending time at the family cottage.

Jason Isenberg joins our team as an Associate Lawyer

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Jason Isenberg joins our team as an Associate Lawyer

Jason helps clients reach a resolution to their family law issues, which can include negotiation of a settlement, participation in alternate dispute resolution, or attending court.

Jason provides a personal touch and patience with clients, including meeting when the client is available. Understands the needs of each client are different and focuses on the appropriate solutions for each matter with 16 years of experience, having been called to the Bar in 2000.

Jason has a Bachelor of Arts from York University, and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School.  He Articled at an Insurance Defence firm in Toronto, started the practice of law with a Plaintiff Personal Injury and Family Law firm, where he gained experience and a love of Family Law. Operated his own practice in a small Eastern Ontario city for several years, before taking a position as Legal Counsel with the Children’s Aid Society in Peterborough and Lindsay.

Jason enjoys assisting people to move forward and start the next chapter of their lives. The most rewarding and most challenging part of the practice is finding the best solution for each client. While reaching a negotiated settlement is the primary goal, sometimes a resolution can only be found through a more adversarial process, and he is experienced and capable in both.

Born and raised in Toronto, Jason is married with three children. Loves watching baseball, hockey, movies, and television dramas. Interested in history and ancient cultures. Hobbies include musical theatre.

Welcome to our team Jason.

Amanda Receives Client Service Award


Amanda Receives Client Service Award

We are pleased to announce that Amanda recently received our Client Service Award for her excellent commitment to helping our clients.

Amanda’s attention to detail and friendly prompt service makes her a valued member or our team. Congratulation Amanda.  (pictured: Amanda and Managing Associate Lawyer Nafisa)

Elliot Vine Joins Russell Alexander as an Associate Lawyer


Elliot Vine Joins Russell Alexander as an Associate Lawyer

Elliot joins Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers as an associate lawyer.  Elliot practices family law, including pre-separation legal advice, custody and access, support issues, separation agreements and property-related issues. Elliot resolves  conflicts in a quick and efficient manner.

Elliot will work in all three of our offices: Markham, Brooklin and the City of Kawartha Lakes. He graduated from Queen’s University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Economics where he earned awards for high academic achievement. Elliot completed his Juris Doctorate from Queen’s University, receiving his law degree in 2012. Prior to working at Russell Alexander Elliot practiced Family Law with a firm in Kingston and with a Certified Specialist in Family Law.

Elliot enjoys meeting new people and the challenge of getting the best possible results for his clients. He is an avid public speaker and loves to debate. Elliot also looks forward to developing a Collaborative Practice.

Elliot plays a wide variety of sports. He enjoys trying new restaurants, reading fiction and is interested in improving his ability to sail. After growing up in North York, Elliot is excited to serve clients in and around his new home.