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Coffee With Lawyers

Posted February 9, 2018

Coffee With Lawyers

From NBA to Law School. Enjoy your Friday evening with this light video introducing you to our Student at Law Ajit.

At Russell Alexander, Family Lawyers our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity ...

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A Day in the Life:  Court Uses “Ladder” Metaphor to Get Through to Firefighter Dad

Posted February 8, 2018

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A Day in the Life:  Court Uses “Ladder” Metaphor to Get Through to Firefighter Dad

In an upcoming blog about an Ontario court decision in which the court was tasked with sorting out a particularly acrimonious, high-conflict separation and divorce between couple.  The result was a written court ruling that took up more than 1,200 paragraphs.

Obviously, the court had quite a lot to say.  ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Top 5 Questions about Spousal Support

Posted February 7, 2018

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Wednesday's Video Clip: Top 5 Questions about Spousal Support in Ontario

In this video we review the top 5 questions about spousal support in Ontario, Canada.

Spousal support -- which is sometimes called "maintenance" or (especially in the U.S.) "alimony" -- is money paid from one spouse to the other after the dissolution of the relationship. The obligation to pay spousal support is a legal one, and may arise either from a marriage, or from a common-law relationship. Either spouse can make a claim for it, provided:

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Money is No Object for Divorcing U.K. Couple

Posted February 6, 2018

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Money is No Object for Divorcing U.K. Couple

Over the years I have often posted about cases in which a Canadian court invites warring former spouses to reflect on the sheer amount of money they are spending on lawyers and court costs, in waging prolonged battles with each other. [Russ:  there are several of these but here’s just one. All too frequently, the costs of repeatedly going to court – ...

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Suzanne Elcock and Amelia Rodin Complete Interdisciplinary Collaborative Level I

Posted February 5, 2018

Suzanne Elcock and Amelia Rodin recently completed their Interdisciplinary Collaborative Level I training.

This training focused on building the necessary skills to incorporate client goals and concerns while working with a team of professionals oriented to reach settlement.

Congratulations, Suzanne and ...

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Was Unplanned Pregnancy Tantamount to “Theft of DNA”?

Posted February 1, 2018

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Was Unplanned Pregnancy Tantamount to “Theft of DNA”?

An interesting recent case considered a novel legal argument by a 23-year-old man who unexpectedly found himself the father of a child he didn’t plan to have, after a brief relationship with a 38-year-old woman he met a music festival.

The father, an apprentice iron worker, was in an intimate relationship with the ...

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O Canada Now Gender-Neutral

Posted January 31, 2018

O Canada Now Gender-neutral

Canada’s national anthem will is one step close to gener neutrality.

“O Canada” was proclaimed Canada’s national anthem in 1980, one century after it was first sung in 1880. The music was composed by Calixa Lavallée.

The Senate just passed a private members bill  introduced by Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger after 18 months of debate.

“In all thy sons command” will be changed to ...

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Can a Wife’s Contribution to the Welfare of the Family be Worth $1 billion dollars?

Posted January 31, 2018

Can a Wife’s Contribution to the Welfare of the Family be Worth $1 billion dollars?

This could be one of Britain’s biggest divorce cases exceeding $1 billion Canadian dollars.

The Guardian reports that Tatiana Akhmedova is seeking a claim against her former husband, a Russian billionaire.

The paper reported that she has not received “a penny” and the case is under appeal. The Guardian also reported on the ...

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What Does A Lawyer Do?

Posted January 31, 2018

Street Answers: What Does A Lawyer Do?

Let's ask a lawyer! It sounds like an easy question, do you know the answer?

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At Russell Alexander, Family Lawyers our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders.  For more ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Obligations to Pay Child Support Even with Undue Hardship

Posted January 31, 2018


Wednesday's Video Clip: Obligations to Pay Child Support Even with Undue Hardship

In this video a member at the firm reviews a court decision from earlier this year, the court confirmed that a father was still obligated to pay support for his two children from a first marriage even though: 1) he no longer had a relationship with them; 2) he had a new family (and two other small children) to support; and 3) the child ...

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