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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 changes ‘a boon’ for collaborative law practice – Interview By Law Times

As the pandemic has produced a rise in divorces and family disputes, the recent enactment of Divorce Act amendments will give a boost to collaborative family law and have more clients resolving their issues outside of a courtroom. Read the

The Divorce Act has grown up, but will we?

This article was originally published on the Toronto Star. Many people think that the courtroom is the place to finally bring justice — via the well-intentioned figure seated in black robes — to the injustice of their failed marriage. Unfortunately,

New Divorce Act changes focus on out-of-court resolution, interests of child – Boutet in The Lawyer’s Daily

New federal laws requiring family lawyers to “encourage” parting spouses to use mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution instead of the courts have come into force. Read the full article on The Lawyer’s Daily

Is Addiction Threatening Your Marriage?

Addiction is a very real issue that haunts families in many ways. Alcoholism, drug dependency and gambling are the most common, while sex and digital addiction are also driving couples to divorce. Often, at their wits end, frustrated and desperate

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