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Trial separations and real estate – Boutet in Real Estate Magazine Online

Many couples who are thinking of separating are unclear about how family law determines division of the family property – including cottages and rental property. Once someone decides to move out of the matrimonial home and live in a different

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.

Protect gifts toward a matrimonial home from divorce – Boutet on Advisor.ca

Often, parents want to help a child who’s getting married by contributing to the cost of the matrimonial home. This may be in the form of money for a down payment on a house, assistance with reducing the mortgage, or

First-time Homebuyers and Ownership Rights

Spring is upon us and many couples are looking to buy their first home together. While taking your relationship to the next level is exciting, it’s important to know your rights when it comes to investing in a property with

Valuing Discretionary and Non-Discretionary Trusts

Ontario courts have recognized that contingent assets such as a spouse’s interest in a trust are considered property, and are therefore taken into account when determining each spouse’s net family property. Valuing trusts in family separation and divorce can be

Valuing discretionary and non-discretionary trusts

Nathalie Boutet was featured on Advocate Daily to discuss the subject of valuing discretionary and non-discretionary trusts. Ontario courts have recognized that contingent assets such as a spouse’s interest in a trust are considered property, and are therefore taken into