Divorce 101 FAQs

Do You Need a Lawyer to Divorce?

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Written by Russell Alexander ria@russellalexander.com / (905) 655-6335

A lawyer is not necessary but highly advisable. The process for getting a divorce is a particularly long and complicated one. Documents need to be served on the other party and to the court, and if one step is not completed properly it can cause massive delays.

Ask yourself if you have the time and energy to research the process, understand it completely and then execute it and the many steps involved over the next few months. You may also want to consider the cost of having to take time off work to complete these steps.

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About the author

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.