Podcast: Family Law Now

Family Law Now | Episode 9 Runaway Train: How to Derail High Conflict Court Cases Using Collaborative Practice

Episode Info

On this episode, Russell Alexander is joined by Wylita Clark and Jarret Johnston to educate individuals involved in a current family law case about their options. Often times, going to Court is the default decision because all the client hears is, “All aboard the self-represented litigants”. We are sharing our insight, experience, and success with this process to help you get on the right track. Tune in to Family Law Now to learn more.

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Show Notes

Justice Quinn

In a trial involving self-represented litigants, my expectations are low: all I ask is that they be clothed. If they can fake civility toward each other and pretend to be respectful of the court, that is a merciful bonus. Mr. Blake is a 55-year-old, self-employed painter, sometimes likeable, frequently articulate and always passionate. He has been married, divorced and is a grandfather and, like so many of the poor souls who amble into Family Court, he has not learned from his mistakes. He is too busy perfecting them. Mr. Blake dances to the tune of a different drummer. Apart from being financially irresponsible, I found him to be a decent man and a truthful witness (but with the truth occasionally defined by his view of reality).

Source: Stirling v. Blake, 2013

Rule 23

Alternate Dispute Resolution

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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), Lindsay, and Peterborough.

For more information, visit our website, or you can call us at: 905-655-6335.