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How accountants can help prepare ex-spouses for mediation

Accountants and other financial professionals can help their divorcing clients prepare for mediation by having a better understanding of their role in this process. Mediation and non-court processes do not work when a spouse attempts to conceal information, and these

Avoiding triggers in mediation involving personality disorders

Boutet was recently featured as one of three expert panelists at an Ontario Bar Association (OBA) program, Managing Personality Disorders in Mediation. The panel provided practical strategies for lawyers who deal with people who have difficult personalities.  Read more about the panel and topics

The New Mediator – Nathalie Boutet in Advocate Daily

Nathalie Boutet is featured on AdvocateDaily.com to promote her new workshop The New Mediator: The Neuroscience of self-regulation. Read the full article here.

What is a Successful Mediation?

What is a successful mediation? Authors Bush and Folger[1] speak of the power of mediation to resolve divorces. The methodologies of mediation are very well suited for resolving conflicts between people that have been in close or personal relationships or

Family Mediation Enhances an Individual’s Ability to Truly Hear His or Her Spouse

Mediation “produces superior quality solutions for private disputes”.[1]  I would like to explore 2 of the many reasons why mediation is so effective: (1)  People can be truly heard and understood when they articulate what they want, and (2)  It

Communication in Mediation!

Communication in mediation can be difficult. A breakdown of a relationship is never easy especially if you have children. In my mediations, I allow clients time to develop simple communication rules that will be upheld during the process. People who

How to Mentally Prepare for Mediation

People who separate will often experience very strong emotions that will at times feel unmanageable. Sometimes they feel as though they have made some progress only to be triggered by an event that reminds them of their former partner, or

Do People Have to be Getting Along to Participate in Family Mediation?

Mediation is used by people who want to resolve disputes themselves rather than having a judge make decisions for them. But because these people’s relationship is broken, they need a third party to facilitate the communication, and guide the negotiation.

Ontario Family Court – Preparing for Mediation and Negotiation Techniques Used in Mediation

Thanks to the abundance of Mediation Services Toronto has to offer, separating families have easy access to friendlier methods to resolve their differences. This is even more so since the Ontario Family Court system now makes mediation mandatory in some

Women in Mediation vs. Men in Mediation – How to Mediate a Dispute to Negotiate a Settlement that is a “Win Win” for All

Toronto Mediation services grew in popularity as a result of dissatisfaction with the courts in the 80s and 90s. In the beginning, families who wanted to mediate a dispute using Toronto mediation services were often warned that mediation may not

Conflict Resolution and Mediation – When Resolving a Dispute What People Say Might Be Different Than What They Mean

This paper will address a resolution dispute issue that is underestimated: the importance of communication in conflict resolution and mediation. In conflict resolution and mediation, the importance of communication skills is evident because the team has a real opportunity to

Family Mediation – A Step Towards Healing the Family and Healthier Relationships

This paper highlights why family mediation speeds up the process of healing the family and leads spouses towards healthier relationships after a separation. It will also provide information on how to find resources about “family mediation Toronto”. Separating spouses usually

Mandatory mediation in Ontario! Recent announcement about Mandatory Mediation by the Ontario Government

There was an announcement about mandatory mediation by the Ontario Government. This announcement about mandatory mediation proved confusing for Ontario residents who seek information about the divorce mediation services Toronto has to offer. The announcement about mandatory mediation suggests that