Family Law Now delivers useful commentary and insights into timeless and trending family law issues.
Court Order for Child Terrified of Covid-19
Should the court allow an Ontario-based mother to remain with her three teenaged children in another province – in breach of her custody agreement with the father – mainly to give them a respite from the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? Russell Alexander is joined by family lawyers Lori Dubin, Brittany Whalen, and Rick Peticca to cover this court case and reflect on the decision.
Deadbeat Dad Jailed for 4.5 Years for Failing to Pay Nearly $250K in Child Support
In a recent controversial Nova Scotia decision, 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, respond to the decision, and question the legislation.
Christmas Access During Covid
Routine traditions, celebrations, and gatherings that typically occur each the holiday season will undoubtedly be changed for our first Covid Christmas. Children of separated parents benefit from parental communication and support during the unprecedented time. In this episode, Russell Alexander and guest speakers share insight into the pitfalls, best practices, and tips & tricks for parents to keep their children safe and healthy. Francesca King provides insight into the current situation in Italy, and social workers Allyson Gardner and Jonathan Paynter share their perspective. Tune in to Family Law Now.
How to Support Local Theatre During Covid-19 Pandemic
The Academy Theatre is a local historic venue in the community of Lindsay, Ontario where the Strumbellas have taken the stage, and award-winning musician James Barker was raised. The covid-19 pandemic has forced the venue to close their doors putting a strain on the entire community. Russell Alexander sits down with Chairman of the Board, Michael Piggott, to share the importance of this theatre, and to show his support by sponsoring the Home Again Benefit Concert. To learn more tune in to Family Law Now.
Marriage Story Deconstructed
Netflix's "Marriage Story" is deconstructed by real life family lawyers and professionals. The film's roles include divorce lawyers with extreme varying styles and approaches. The main characters are separating spouses played by Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. They contemplate the decision of residing in Los Angeles or New York with their child. Russell Alexander Brian Galbraith, Abi Adeusi, and Jonathan Paynter analyze the decisions, jurisdiction, child access, and other aspects of family law portrayed in "Marriage Story". To learn more tune in to Family Law Now.
Is the Decision to Attend School Online "Medical" or "Educational"?
Is the Decision to Attend School Online "Medical" or "Educational"? Often times when separated parents cannot agree on what is best for their child, they take the matter to court. In this episode of Family Law Now, family lawyers discuss the most recent court rulings, analyze the options, and share their thoughts on the judges' final decision. Tune in to Family Law Now hosted by Russell Alexander featuring guest speakers Nafisa Nazarali, Michelle Mulchan, and Bill Rogers.