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Make These Moves First when Divorce Strikes – Boutet on Advisor.ca

The early stages of a family breakdown often prompt unsettling questions for separating spouses. Most people want to minimize the disruption and protect their legal and financial rights. Often, they will begin a frantic search online for credible information about

Blended family makes long-distance relationship work – Boutet in The Toronto Star

Today’s divorcees are more likely than ever to share the parenting equally — and that’s a good thing. The law on custody and access in Ontario starts “with a presumption that both parents should have equal time with the kids.”

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.

Financial planners can help draft divorce settlements – Boutet in Advisor.ca

Boutet outlines the role of advisors as a critically important part of divorce settlements, complementing the skills of attorneys. Read the full article in Advisor.ca.

Rise above emotions when negotiating – Nathalie Boutet In Lawyers Weekly

Negotiation is an important skill in both life and business.  When you are posed with a difficult decision, are you able to leave emotions out of it? “Notice that good leaders never seem upset — they always know what to

Managing over Divorce Month – Boutet on AM640

Nathalie Boutet on AM640 provides tips for managing the difficult transition over Divorce Month.

Newly Separated Over the Holidays – Boutet on 680 News

Nathalie Boutet on 680 News with advice for newly separated parents over the holidays.

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.

When Helicopter Parents Divorce – Boutet in The Toronto Star

Boutet comments on parents who are too involved with their kids and who may inadvertently be creating more problems than solutions… Read the full article in The Toronto Star.

Tackling the New School Year as a Newbie Divorcee – Nathalie Boutet in Huffington Post

With the new school year around the corner, parents who are facing separation or divorce often find this a very contentious time for themselves and their children. In addition to the painful process of undergoing a separation or divorce, starting

Divorce Myths Debunked

There are many common misconceptions when it comes to the topic of divorce that families may not be aware of. Nathalie Boutet, Family Law Lawyer, Conflict Resolution Specialist and Accredited Mediator can speak to the following myths vs realities when

Leave Negativity at the Door in Family Law Proceedings

Bad-mouthing a client or gossiping about opposing counsel in a family law proceeding is a signal that you may be part of the problem instead of the solution, Toronto family lawyer Nathalie Boutet recently told attendants of Collaborative Practice Durham

Plan a Summer Move with Less Stress

Great article on tips for parents who are moving to a new house post separation. Visit Collaborative Practice Toronto to read.

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

Separating is Hard – Don’t Go Through Your Separation Alone

Divorce can be a painful and difficult process for everyone involved. Especially for children who are often caught in between the strong emotions of their parents. Parents need to balance feelings of anger, sadness and – often – fear with

Be upfront with ex-spouse about dating after divorce

Maturity, respect, and rising above emotions are all key elements to a smooth transition into dating after divorce, Toronto family lawyer Nathalie Boutet said on a recent edition of What She Said! Watch Video Boutet joined hosts Kate Wheeler and

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

Dating after Divorce

The majority of divorced Canadians find relationships again, often remarrying. For anyone dating for the first time after their marriage has ended, the decision on when and how to introduce a new partner to the children is a tough one.

Holiday Tips to Families Thinking of Separating or Who Have Separated

The spirit of the holidays is all about Family. But what happens when that family is in the middle of a major change or a marital breakdown? While we often hear that January is ‘Divorce month’ because married couples try

Changing Perspectives: Nathalie Boutet talks Amicable Divorce and Conscious Uncoupling with Gary Doyle

The are many alternatives to the ‘messy divorce.’ Check out this radio interview during which family lawyer Nathalie Boutet talks with Gary Doyle about how the perspective needs to change, and how collaborative law plays a major role. Listen to

Making Mistakes Over and Over Again? Why People Make the Same Mistakes Repeatedly

Making the same mistakes over and over again may cause divorce because our partners will not forever tolerate us making mistakes that we promised we would not make again. We make the same mistakes because that is how our brain

Saving your health when emotional stress is caused by a failed relationship

In the fast pace of modern society, the emotional and physical stress on families has progressively increased. Factors that contribute to emotional and physical stress include: • The pressures of globalization, the feminization of the workforce, the impact of emerging

How To Get Through a Break-up – The 5 Stages of Grief

People who separate will often experience very strong emotions that will at times feel unmanageable. This is very similar to the grieving process where people feel deep feelings of loss and grief. They don’t know how to get through a

How To Tell Your Spouse You Want A Divorce – You Can Separate On Good Terms

Unhappy marriage? Thinking of leaving your spouse? Trying to figure out how to plan for a divorce on good terms? If you are leaving your spouse you are probably wondering how to tell your spouse you want a divorce and