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Top 5 Family Law Videos in 2021

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

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Let’s take a look at the top five videos posted in 2021. FamilyLLB – Ontario Divorce Education Centre is a hub of free educational resources for all things family law. The FamilyLLB YouTube channel, created in March of 2010, has grown exponentially in 2021. The channel is run by the team at Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers. The videos cover a range of family law related content from recent family law court cases, to documenting the firm’s charitable initiatives, to group analysis of changes to legislation and pop culture. Without further ado, here is a list of the top five YouTube videos by FamilyLLB in 2021.

10 Things You Should Know About Ontario Child Support in 2021

Ontario Court Warning on Using Text Messages as Evidence

On Hearsay and Text Messages – The warning by the Ontario court was straightforward: Family litigants need to be wary when including text messages and emails in their affidavit evidence.

Family Law Now | Ep. 42: Divorce Act Changes – Part 2A: Best Interests of the Child

Changes to the Divorce Act were implemented on March 1, 2021. We’ve broken down the federal legislation into a six part series due to the quantity of important changes implemented. We hope to provide helpful dialogue for parties involved in family law matters and professionals in the family justice system to understand the changes. In this episode, Russell Alexander is joined by associate family lawyers Margie Primero-Pimentel, Michelle Mulchan, and Alex De Melo to review and reflect on the new legislation regarding best interests of the child. They each bring unique perspective to the conversation with stories about their own clients, concerns about logistics, and potential for future outcomes.

Deadbeat Dad Jailed for 4.5 Years for Failing to Pay Nearly $250K in Child Support

In a controversial decision out of Nova Scotia, a father who failed to abide by a court order requiring him to pay nearly $247,000 in unpaid child support was sentenced to 4.5 years’ incarceration for contempt of court. Russell Alexander and three of the experienced family lawyers on his team, Margie Primero-Pimentel, Brittany Whalen, and Rick Peticca share their analysis of the case, their take on the decision, and question the legislation.

Is Using Secretly Recorded Audio Allowed in Court?

These days it is rare to find someone over the age of 12 who doesn’t own a Smartphone of some type. These impressive little devices are filled with an array of apps and hi-tech features, including the ability to record dazzlingly-accurate photos, videos, and sounds.

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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), Oshawa, Concord, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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