Collaborative Practice FAQs

What is a collaborative lawyer?

A collaborative lawyer can help you resolve your dispute while staying out of family court. The collaborative approach can be used to finalize your divorce in a cooperative manner. Collaborative family lawyers are specially trained, and in the process of collaborative law, two different lawyers will work with both parties by focusing on their goals and interests. They will then work to create a legal solution. It is often a more efficient and cost effective method than going to court.

Collaborative divorce is very effective for spouses who are able to be amicable and want to focus on finding a solution that is best for their family. However, it is not always appropriate for marriage breakdowns that have occurred amidst anger or family violence.

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, 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. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Oshawa, Concord, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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