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"Russell changed my life – with dignity, integrity – and all out of court. I stopped worrying when I retained him. Collaborative practice is just better practice." - Sarah V.

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Did Wife’s Lawyer Know of Husband’s Asset?  And Can Court Assume Wife Knew, Too?

Posted January 10, 2019

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Did Wife’s Lawyer Know of Husband’s Asset?  And Can Court Assume Wife Knew, Too?

In a family law decision called Anderson v. McWatt, the Ontario Court of Appeal addressed a narrow evidentiary point:  If one party is truly unaware of a certain fact, but his or her lawyer may have known about it, can a court impute that knowledge to the party?

The background facts involved ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: What can I do if my spouse doesn’t want to get divorced? 

Posted January 9, 2019

Wednesday's Video Clip: What can I do if my spouse doesn't want to get divorced? 

If your spouse wants to oppose your divorce and you have been separated for more than one year, then there is very little they can do to stop it. Once you have filed an application, they must file materials claiming that the two of you have actually not been living separate and apart for that period of time. If they choose to do this they may be able to delay your ...

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Did Wife Need to Stay Home for 20 Years to Raise Kids?

Posted January 8, 2019

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Did Wife Need to Stay Home for 20 Years to Raise Kids?

In a 2018 case called Zomparelli v. Conforti, the divorcing couple had gone to court 15 years earlier, in 2003, to address spousal support.  At that time, a judge had ordered the husband to pay the wife monthly support, reviewable after a few years, and noted the wife was a “capable person and could succeed at most forms of ...

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Ontario Court of Appeal Speaks Out on Need for Family Law Appeal Reform – Again

Posted January 3, 2019

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Ontario Court of Appeal Speaks Out on Need for Family Law Appeal Reform – Again

It’s not often that the Ontario Court of Appeal steps outside of its decision-making role in order to comment on deficiencies in the Family Law justice system.  But that is exactly what it has done – on more than one recent occasion – to call for much-needed reform of the Family Law appeal process.

The Court’s ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Our Book, “The Path to a Successful Divorce”

Posted January 2, 2019

Wednesday's Video Clip: Our Book, "The Path to a Successful Divorce"

While the breakdown of a marriage is never an easy or happy time, the process can go smoothly or it can be a roller coaster. On top of all the emotional turmoil, it is time-consuming, costly and very confusing. That’s why 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 ...

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Did Husband Own $17 Million in Properties?  Or Only $80K Worth, as He Claimed?

Posted January 1, 2019

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Did Husband Own $17 Million in Properties?  Or Only $80K Worth, as He Claimed?

In a recent case called Hussein v. El-Awny, the court assessed the credibility of a recalcitrant husband who’d steadfastly refused to comply with prior orders to pay support to his wife and three children, to the point where he would rather be thrown in jail than pay.

The court explained the disputed circumstances around the ...

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Why Do People Divorce in January?

Posted December 31, 2018

Why Do People Divorce in January?

There are several factors that could explain divorce rate spikes in the new year and especially in the month of January. Jeremy Sutton recently reviewed  some these factors, including:
• People see January 1 as an opportunity to analyze their lives and change what no longer makes them happy. Sometimes that's their spouse or partner
• Finances are often called the biggest challenge to a ...

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How a Homemade Separation Agreement Sparked Several Trips to Court

Posted December 29, 2018

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How a Homemade Separation Agreement Sparked Several Trips to Court

In this age of do-it-yourself separation agreements, here’s what’s become a rather common tale:  It’s of a couple who tried to draft their own agreement, but who ended up in court several times, to settle their disputes over what they meant versus what they wrote, and to resolve what the proper legal interpretation ...

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