Divorce 101 FAQs

Why Am I Being Billed by People Other Than My Lawyer?

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

On your account you will see a section labelled “Init”. This is where we note who was working on your file.

You will often see that your lawyer’s initials are not the only ones noted there. We assign law clerks to work on your matter to save you costs as their hourly rate is at a significantly lower rate.

As our firm works as a team, at times you may see that there are more than just two people’s initials noted on your matter.

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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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