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Family Law Now Virtual Event Recording Release: Voice of the Child

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

Recording Release – Voice of the Child

We are pleased to announce the virtual event recording release of Voice of the Child.

In this 1-hour presentation panelists, Russell Alexander, Golan Yaron & Jonathan Paynter, discuss the following topics:

1. What is a Voice of the Child report (VOC)
– legislation, purpose

2. When: before or during court, anytime

3. Who prepares the VOC report
– qualifications & training

4. Private vs OCL, Judicial interviews

5. The How
– Where are interviews conducted?
– How many?
– How is the report delivered? Oral vs written

6. Weight: treatment by counsel, parents, and Judges

7. Screening: Parental and other influences

8. The Child’s Right to Counsel

9. Challenging VOC reports

10. Case Law

* This program has been accredited by the Law Society of Ontario and contains 1-hour of professionalism content

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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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