Posts Categorized: Negotiation tips

How to prepare your spouse to work in the family business – Boutet in The Globe and Mail

As many as 80 per cent of small businesses in Canada are family enterprises. And while the benefits of self-employment and entrepreneurship can include financial freedom and control over one’s career, there are many factors families need to consider before

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Business Advisors can be the ‘Voice of Reason’ in a Divorce

Trusted advisors such as accountants and lawyers can play a key role in minimizing the potential negative impact of a divorce within a family business. Referring clients to the right family law lawyer could mean the difference between a divorce

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Choice of lawyer sends strong signal from outset of divorce

There is one strategic step members of family-owned businesses can take from the initial stages of a divorce to keep some control over the outcome of the divorce: choosing the right lawyer.

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Holiday tips for the newly separated – Nathalie Boutet on NewsTalk 1010

Nathalie Boutet on NewsTalk 1010 offering holiday survival tips for separated parents on how they can maintain the spirit of the holidays while holding it together.

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Family Law and Home Ownership – Nathalie Boutet on CFRA Radio

Nathalie Boutet on CFRA Radio discussing how family laws apply to home ownership. She describes some of the elements people should know before buying a house together.

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Travelling with Kids Post Separation

Travelling with your children post-separation requires some thinking and planning to avoid some common pitfalls. It’s not uncommon for parents to notice behaviour differences in their children when they return from a trip with their other parent. This can be

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Buying a House with a Spouse: Common Pitfalls to Avoid – Nathalie Boutet on CFRA Radio

Nathalie Boutet speaks to CFRA Radio on April 27th, 2015, to discuss the potential pitfalls of buying a house with a spouse without first consulting with a family law lawyer. Things to watch for, says Boutet, include: How much is

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Resolution by Negotiation Most Common Approach

A recent study finding that most paths through the family justice process lead to resolution by negotiation lays the groundwork for a discussion on why many cases even enter the court system in the first place, says Toronto family lawyer

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Dating After Divorce & Science Behind It‬ – Nathalie Boutet on CanadaTalks

Dating after divorce can be difficult, especially if there are children involved. Keeping communication with your former spouse about your want to begin dating again will help your children come to terms with a new person in their lives. Natalie

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Interest-based negotiation techniques for negotiation – Nathalie Boutet in Lawyers Weekly

The Lawyers Weekly newspaper sought out the expertise of family law negotiator Nathalie Boutet to discuss best practices for out of court negotiation techniques. Boutet comes back to true and trusted “Interest-based negotiation”, the effective technique developed by Roger Fisher

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How Not to Need Your Family Law Lawyer Forever

Nathalie Boutet is featured on Advocate Daily discussing how a Collaborative Law Lawyer will set divorced families up for positive resolution in the future when issues are reopened. The needs of separated families will constantly change. The residency schedule may

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Brain science clarifies role of emotions in ADR – Nathalie Boutet in Lawyers Weekly

When co-operation is eroding during the ADR process, facilitators are looking more frequently to brain science to understand what promotes settlements, Toronto family lawyer Nathalie Boutet writes in The Lawyers Weekly. When it comes to how the science of the

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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.

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Negotiators need to learn self-control

People are savvier and demand not only satisfactory results but a more humanistic experience with the legal process. This includes a good working relationship with their legal advisors and the negotiation team. Clients expect their negotiator to be self-restrained and

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Boutet Advocates for Neuroscience in Family Law – Nathalie Boutet interviewed by Law Times

written by Michael McKiernan published in Law Times   A crash course in neuroscience can dramatically improve family lawyers’ relationships with their clients, according to a Toronto practitioner. Nathalie Boutet, a mediation and collaborative partner at Basman Smith LLP and

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Practicing “Negotiation with the brain in mind” ©: A case for interest-based negotiation – Nathalie Boutet in OBA ADR magazine

   Published in the Ontario Bar Association News under the     Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Section    Volume 20, No.1 – February 2012 People contemplating separation have frequently endured long periods of time, sometimes years, in unhappy, acrimonious and even

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Tips for Dealing with Clients Who Are Going Through a Divorce

I stand for families to be well, whether together or separated. In our professional life we encounter clients who are either thinking of separating or who are definitely separating. People in the service industry rely on good relationships with their

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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

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Divorce Lawyers in Toronto Will Act on Your Instructions

The following article provides family law information that will make you reflect on how to choose a lawyer that will be responsible and competent. There is a saying in family law that says that a family law file is made

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