Divorce 101

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Settle Your Divorce Terms in Less Than Seven Days

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

Wednesday’s Video Clip: Settle Your Divorce Terms in Less Than Seven Days

That’s right- less than one week.

Unfortunately, even in the best of times, separation and divorce is a journey that over 40% of Canadian families will struggle with.  Our experience is that every family is different and (unfortunately) some choose to endure the pain, protracted process and costs of having lawyers and family courts decide and impose the terms of separation on their family.

However, these aren’t the best of times…We are now living in very unusual times – family courts are now closed with the exception of very limited emergency cases that are dealt with by means of telephone or teleconferences.  It is unlikely the court doors will open before June 2020 and new matters may be delayed for an extended period beyond then as the courts clear out the back log.  Some complained that even before the COVID 19 pandemic the system was plagued by delays and people often waited several months for conferences.  Happily, more and more couples are determined to be involved as key players in the planning and settlement process.

That is why we have developed “H.E.L.P” or the “High Efficiency Legal Process” for Families transiting separation and divorce. The genesis of this idea and approach was developed by the Collaborative Practice Institute. We are a community of collaboratively trained lawyers, financial professionals, business valuators, writers, educators, trainers, and service providers who collectively have pledged themselves to the aspirational goal:  “Senior practitioners. Deep thinkers. Serious business”.

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the Founder & Senior Partner of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.