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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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Was Husband in Contempt for Not Achieving the Impossible?

Posted November 13, 2018

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Was Husband in Contempt for Not Achieving the Impossible?

The facts in Malboeuf v. Hanna raised an interesting issue:   Should a spouse be held in contempt for failing to satisfy a court Order that was impossible to comply with in the first place?

At an earlier hearing to address issues arising from their separation, the court ordered the ...

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Court Curbs Father’s Social Media Activity

Posted November 8, 2018

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Court Curbs Father’s Social Media Activity

The decision a case called Cooper v. Primeau serves as good illustration of the level of detail that a court must address, in disputes between parents and former spouses.   In this ruling, the court took specific aim at the father’s habit of posting derogatory comments about the mother on social media such as Facebook.

The factual ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Russell Alexander, Family Lawyers

Posted November 7, 2018

Wednesday's Video Clip: Russell Alexander, Family Lawyers

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 ...

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Court Issues Important Ruling on “Double Wills”

Posted November 6, 2018

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Court Issues Important Ruling on “Double Wills”

In some circumstances, we recommend  that clients prepare a “double” Will – more properly referred to as a “primary” Will and a “secondary” Will for a single testator.  The primary Will deals with estate assets that require probate; the secondary Will covers assets that can be transferred to beneficiaries ...

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Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers’ First Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Posted November 1, 2018

Poster for Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers' Toy Drive

 

Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers are pleased to announce the start of their First Annual Holiday Toy Drive. This year the drive will be supporting Bethesda House located in the Durham Region and A Place Called Home located in The City of Kawartha Lakes.

New, unwrapped gift donations can be made in the Brooklin office for the Bethesda ...

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Can a Parent’s Substance Addiction Justify His or Her Unemployment?

Posted November 1, 2018

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Can a Parent’s Substance Addiction Justify His or Her Unemployment?

I have written several prior Blogs that showcase the court’s power under the Child Support Guidelines to “impute” income to a deliberately unemployed or under-employed parent, so that a proper calculation can be made as to the child support that he or she may owe to the other parent.  Recently, for example, we detailed a ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Lawyers Turned Actors

Posted October 31, 2018

Wednesdays's Video Clip: Lawyers Turned Actors

We spent the day filming new content for our online community. Take a look at the behind the scenes ...

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Was Wife Entitled to $28,000 a Month?  Court Clarifies Purpose of Temporary Support

Posted October 30, 2018

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Was Wife Entitled to $28,000 a Month?  Court Clarifies Purpose of Temporary Support

The goal of temporary support is not to “pay for the costs of imprudent purchases,” according to the Ontario court in a recent case named Angst v. Angst. 

The husband and wife had separated after 24 years of marriage.  The wife asked the court to order the husband to pay her temporary support – designed ...

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