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Considering contributions to cottage in cases of separation/divorce – Article in The Lawyer’s Daily

This article was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily (www.thelawyersdaily.ca), part of LexisNexis Canada Inc. Finding an affordable home or cottage continues to be inaccessible to many young couples. If parents want to help with a down payment or with

Mediation for divorce: The benefits and pitfalls – Interview in Canadian Lawyer Magazine

This article was written by Aidan Macnab and originally published by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.   How does mediation work? This article is part of a series addressing popular topics and questions that clients and the public may have about the

What current economic turmoil means for child and spousal support – Article in The Lawyer’s Daily

This article was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily (www.thelawyersdaily.ca), part of LexisNexis Canada Inc. Our economy has changed during and as a result of the pandemic, with some sectors being severely impacted while others surpassed expectations. We will continue

What happens to the financial contributions for a cottage in the event of separation / divorce

With the cost of real estate, both urban and in cottage country, continuing to be inaccessible to many young couples, it is common for parents to provide financial assistance to their children to permit the purchase of a house or

Lesson from appeal decision: Don’t play games with financial disclosure – Article in The Lawyer’s Daily

By Nathalie Boutet and Gary Joseph This article was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily (www.thelawyersdaily.ca), part of LexisNexis Canada Inc. In an era where many families engage in legitimate complicated tax and estate planning, the Ontario Court of Appeal

Divorcing A Spouse Who Has An Addiction: What You Need To Know – Interview In Radio-Canada

After nearly two years of the ongoing stresses of the pandemic, substance abuse or even relapses are negatively impacting families and relationships. Dealing with a spouse suffering from addiction during the separation/divorce process may lead to unique legal issues and

Practitioners with a Heart

With everything going on in the world right now, I am inviting practitioners of all professions to do many acts of kindness to counter the abundance of information about fear, divisiveness, and illness all around the world. As Random Acts

Updated federal family law booklets helpful to lawyers and clients: lawyer – Interview by The Lawyer’s Daily

Updated information booklets on amended federal divorce laws and how they apply to separation, shared parenting, family violence and putting kids first will remind lawyers to help parting spouses find “peaceful” and “workable solutions” to disputes, says a legal mind

How advisors can bring calm and reason to divorcing business couples – Interview By Wealth Professional

How can advisors help married clients who are divorcing if there’s a family business involved? Nathalie Boutet, owner of Boutet Family Law and Mediation in Toronto, told Wealth Professional she is seeing two kinds of situations. The first is where one person is

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

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 all aspects of our lives.

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.