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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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When is a Parallel Parenting Order Best?

Posted September 19, 2019

In a recent Blog called "Joint Custody? Parallel Custody?  What’s the Difference?  And When Can They Work?" …the court heard the story of a couple who had met in 2004, married in 2014, and separated in 2015 after an incident where the police were called.

The wife now had a raft of complaints over her husband’s poor treatment during the marriage, including allegations of physical and emotional abuse.  Conversely, the man felt he had been underappreciated by his wife, and that she did not do enough around the house while home with their child.  He claimed that far from being ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: We’re Here to Help

Posted September 18, 2019

Wednesday's Video Clip: We're Here to Help

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 information, visit us ...

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New Family Law Rules on Expert Evidence

Posted September 17, 2019

New Family Law Rules on Expert Evidence

As recently as last week a new set of family law rules relating to evidence have come into force, namely the use of expert reports in cases. More often than not in cases evidence is submitted to the court from an individual claiming to be an “expert”, when in reality these reports are more casual.

The Courts of Justice Act now requires that claims under the Divorce Act or Children’s Law Reform be accompanied by joint litigation experts that may be subject to preliminary review. The rules also list the following requirements ...

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Jet-Setting Dad Won’t Cough Up Credit Card Statements – So Court Declines to Grant His Order

Posted September 17, 2019

Jet-Setting Dad Won't Cough Up Credit Card Statements - So Court Declines to Grant His Order

A recent Ontario ruling illustrate a simple point, and one that should be heeded by all Family litigants:  Spouses must make full financial disclosure – even if it could hurt their case.  In a recent case called Brito v. Brito the husband learned this the hard way, in connection with bank and credit card statements that he refused or deliberately neglected to provide.

The husband had been subject to a court order in Ontario, requiring him to pay over $1,000 a month in ...

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Who Pays Child Support in Ontario?

Posted September 16, 2019

Who Pays Child Support in Ontario?

The Details of Ontario Child Support

Child Custody and Access

When parents are going through a separation or divorce, some of the most difficult decisions that need to be made are those concerning the children. Who will the children live with? Who will have custody? What happens if the parents cannot agree?

Legal Aspects of Child Custody and Access

Ontario family law recognizes that children often benefit from having maximum contact with both parents. Where appropriate, parents should share in ...

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Family Law Now | Episode 8: Organizing the Collaborative Practice Movement

Posted September 16, 2019


Episode Info
On this episode, Russell Alexander is joined by Brian Galbraith, board of directors member, chair to the access to collaborative comity, and of course collaborative professional. While discussing the variety of organizations and processes that ...

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Husband Ordered to Pay Wife $500 Per Day for His Continued Non-Disclosure

Posted September 12, 2019

Husband Ordered to Pay Wife $500 Per Day for His Continued Non-Disclosure

In the four years since the husband and wife embarked on their family litigation, the wife had obtained five separate orders to try to compel the husband to make full financial disclosure, as he was legally required to do.  None of those netted the desire result in full; there were still many outstanding items, including the husband’s bank account statements, pension information, updated trading account statements, and credit card statements.
[While we have you here, we wanted to remind you that ...

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Wednesday’s Video Clip: Can an Ontario Support Agreement or Order be Changed?

Posted September 11, 2019

Wednesday's Video Clip: Can an Ontario Support Agreement or Order be Changed? 

 

At Russell Alexander Collaborative 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 ...

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