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Family Law Now Virtual Event Recording Release: Divorce, Parenting & Self-help

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Written by Russell Alexander / (905) 655-6335

Recording Release – Divorce, Parenting & Self-help

We are pleased to announce the virtual event recording release of Divorce, Parenting & Self-help: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly.

In this 1-hour live virtual event, Ontario Collaborative Family Lawyers, Russell Alexander, Margie Primero-Pimentel & Cindy Vergara share their insights on parenting and self-help in divorce and family law.

The panel covers the following topics:

1. The Basics: What is self-help (“SH”)
a. Divorce & Separation
b. Parenting & Parenting Time Language
c. Self-help
d. The Lexicon of “Self-help”

2. Status Quo

3. The Good
a. Status quo – could be good for your situation
b. Best interests of the child – standard to overturn
i. Domestic Violence
c. Proactive tools:
i. Notice & Agreements
ii. Court Orders
d. Help to reduce conflict
e. FDR/ADR solutions

4. The Bad
a. Exclusive possession orders – what does this open you to? Occupation rent, who will pay for the expenses, can you change the locks?
b. Status quo –did you acquiesce?
c. Virtual snooping- tort liability
d. Emergency court proceedings – costly, unpredictable, new status quo to be created as result of self-help, decision follows you
e. When your spouse does SH

5. The Ugly
a. Parent leaving the jurisdiction/country without other parent’s consent or knowledge
i. Hague/ police involvement/ multiple proceedings
ii. Preventative Measures: What can you do?
– Where is your child traveling to?
– Passport Controls
– Time is of the Essence

6. Case Law

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Russell Alexander

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