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Who gets the cottage in divorce?

For Canadians who own a cottage or other second home where they spend holidays, these properties are prized possessions; a place that is often synonymous with good times and happy memories. But it’s also a peculiar asset that can present

How Changes in the Divorce Act Can Resolve High-Conflict Disputes

High-conflict disputes during divorce naturally lead to a longer process and more expensive bills than those that are more amicable. But what many people don’t realize is that even in divorce cases that are not so acrimonious, the process is often longer, and the legal bills higher, when they litigate their cases in court rather than if they had chosen a non-court process. People who separate should know that non-court processes such as mediation and collaborative law are likely better options to resolve their divorce even during high-conflict disputes.

Divorce Act Amendments: Best interest of Children and Family Violence

All Canadian divorcing families are now subject to the new amendments to the Divorce Act which came into effect on March 1, 2021. Most family law lawyers are delighted with the changes to the Divorce Act. I will break down

Divorce Act Amendments: Best interest of Children 

All Canadian divorcing families are now subject to the new amendments to the Divorce Act which came into effect on March 1, 2021. Most family law lawyers are delighted with the changes to the Divorce Act. I will break down

Divorce Act Amendments: Separating Families have new duties to try to resolve out of court

All Canadian divorcing families are now subject to the new amendments to the Divorce Act which came into effect on March 1, 2021. Most family law lawyers are delighted with the changes to the Divorce Act. I will break down

What to Do When Your Spouse’s Addiction Gets Worse During the Pandemic

Article originally published on DivorceMag.   If you’re dealing with your spouse’s addiction and are thinking about getting a divorce, there are unique legal issues and strategies you might have to grapple with The impact of COVID-19 is being felt across

Why You Shouldn’t Sign a Separation Agreement Without Reading it First – Boutet in Divorce Magazine

There are several important items to be considered during negotiations and before signing a separation agreement, including factors that could have an effect on the family in the future. Most importantly, there are two elements to keep in mind about separation

Decision addresses support obligations – Boutet in Law Times

A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision serves as a reminder to lawyers that there are no hard and fast rules laying out when support for a child should end. Read the full article by Marg. Bruineman featuring Nathalie

New divorce act holds beneficial changes – Boutet in Law Times

A modernization of Canada’s Divorce Act could significantly impact some families during the divorce process. Nathalie Boutet addresses amendments intended to streamline some family justice processes, encourage people to resolve divorce-related disputes out of court and create new rules for

Bill C-78 changes to the Divorce Act – is it enough? – Boutet on 900 CHML

Nathalie Boutet speaks to radio CHML 900 about the significance of the proposed amendments to Canada’s family law acts.

Divorce Act Changes Could Finally Address Realities The Law Left Out – Boutet in Huffington Post

It took 20 years, but the Canadian government is finally moving the needle on modernizing Canada’s family laws. This week, the Liberals tabled Bill C-78, which will amend the Divorce Act, and related Acts, which have otherwise seen no significant

Helping Clients when Addiction Leads to Divorce – Boutet on Advisor.ca

Addiction affects families in many ways: alcoholism, drug dependency, gambling and sex addiction are some that advisors may have encountered in their clients. If the addicted spouse does not seek treatment, or the treatment fails, divorce can be the result.