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How high net worth women are risking their future finances

Leaving important long-term planning and investment decisions to a spouse can end up being a potentially costly decision. Here are three reasons why. I recently came across research that revealed women worldwide are leaving long-term financial planning to their husbands,

Getting divorced? Your business may be a moving target – Boutet In The Globe And Mail

Executives and business owners are accustomed to running the show but an upheaval in their personal life, such as divorce, can have a significant toll on their work, their employees and the business performance as a whole. For high net-worth

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

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

Why business owners should avoid divorce court

The divorce court system is adversarial, expensive, time-consuming and open to the public — all reasons for family business owners to avoid it. It’s the most expensive process, it lasts the longest and nobody but the judge has control over

Marriage Contracts are a Practical Way to Organize your Affairs

While it is frequent for couples who have a business or high net worth to enter into a domestic contract, such agreements are also relevant for people with children of previous relationships, or for situations where one of the partners

If your co-founder is headed for divorce court, can your business survive? – Boutet in The National Post

Nathalie provides The National Post with advice on how businesses can survive the threat of a divorce. Read the full article on The National Post.