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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

Everything You Wanted to Know About Family Law and Real Estate – Interviewed by Burn Your Mortgage Podcast

Nathalie is interviewed to discuss why you might consider having your partner sign a cohabitation agreement when moving in together, what’s a matrimonial home and the property rights of common-law partners versus married spouses.     Or listen to the

Nathalie Boutet is now a certified Advanced Collaborative Professional

I am pleased to announce my new designation as an Advanced Collaborative Professional. The Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals established the Advanced Collaborative Professional designation in order to recognize the professional commitment to the community and advanced skill level. The

A Web Portal to Understand Family Rights – Boutet on CBC (French)

Nathalie was interviewed by the CBC to warmly welcome the launch of the Ryerson University Legal Innovation Zone’s groundbreaking Family Law Portal, a free online service helping Ontario families involved in separation or divorce better understand their rights, their responsibilities,

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.

How parents can protect the family business if their children divorce – Boutet in The Globe and Mail

There are many considerations given to how couples can protect themselves and their assets from divorce, but what about their family members – specifically the older generation – whose assets may also be at risk? What can parents who started

Lawyer Jessica Cohen on the Psychology of Fear and Anxiety

Lawyer Jessica Cohen has the courage to suggest lawyers should pay attention to clients’ feelings. It is unfortunate that law schools don’t teach us about the human aspects about our clients because we accidentally ignore our clients’ fears and anxieties

Protect a Business from Marital Breakdown – Boutet in Advisor.ca

Marital breakdown can destroy a business, but it needn’t be this way. With the right planning, your client’s business can survive a failed marriage. Read the full article on Advisor.ca.

Divorce Myths Debunked

There are many common misconceptions when it comes to the topic of divorce that families may not be aware of. Nathalie Boutet, Family Law Lawyer, Conflict Resolution Specialist and Accredited Mediator can speak to the following myths vs realities when

Family Law ‘Aggressive Enough’ Without Contingency Fees – Nathalie Boutet in Law Times

Ending Ontario’s ban on contingency fees in family law cases may create more problems than it solves, Toronto family lawyer Nathalie Boutet says in Law Times. The idea was raised by a letter recently sent to the provincial government from

Separated Families Derive Great Satisfaction Through the Collaborative Process – Nathalie Boutet in Ontario Bar Association

When my colleague Barbara Kristanic and I started our most recent Collaborative Law case involving mobility (wife and children to relocate from Ontario to Europe), a child with disabilities, a stay-at-home mother and a husband who wanted to change careers,

Family Law and Home Ownership – Nathalie Boutet on CFRA Radio

Nathalie Boutet on CFRA Radio discussing how family laws apply to home ownership. She describes some of the elements people should know before buying a house together.

Leave Negativity at the Door in Family Law Proceedings

Bad-mouthing a client or gossiping about opposing counsel in a family law proceeding is a signal that you may be part of the problem instead of the solution, Toronto family lawyer Nathalie Boutet recently told attendants of Collaborative Practice Durham

Buying a House with a Spouse: Common Pitfalls to Avoid – Nathalie Boutet on CFRA Radio

Nathalie Boutet speaks to CFRA Radio on April 27th, 2015, to discuss the potential pitfalls of buying a house with a spouse without first consulting with a family law lawyer. Things to watch for, says Boutet, include: How much is

Boutet Advocates for Neuroscience in Family Law – Nathalie Boutet interviewed by Law Times

written by Michael McKiernan published in Law Times   A crash course in neuroscience can dramatically improve family lawyers’ relationships with their clients, according to a Toronto practitioner. Nathalie Boutet, a mediation and collaborative partner at Basman Smith LLP and

Practicing “Negotiation with the brain in mind” ©: A case for interest-based negotiation – Nathalie Boutet in OBA ADR magazine

   Published in the Ontario Bar Association News under the     Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Section    Volume 20, No.1 – February 2012 People contemplating separation have frequently endured long periods of time, sometimes years, in unhappy, acrimonious and even

Nathalie Boutet featured in both The Montreal Gazette and the Victoria & Vancouver Island News

By Denise Deveau, Postmedia News Family law a ‘people’ profession Soft skills such as empathy and patience go hand in hand with familiarity of many aspects of the legal practice Nathalie Boutet became a family lawyer because she enjoys helping

How to Mentally Prepare for Mediation

People who separate will often experience very strong emotions that will at times feel unmanageable. Sometimes they feel as though they have made some progress only to be triggered by an event that reminds them of their former partner, or

Tips for Dealing with Clients Who Are Going Through a Divorce

I stand for families to be well, whether together or separated. In our professional life we encounter clients who are either thinking of separating or who are definitely separating. People in the service industry rely on good relationships with their

Canada’s Top Business Women: Nathalie Boutet – by Women’s Post Magazine

Canada’s Top Businesswomen: Nathalie Boutet   written by: Sarah Lambert   Editor-in-Chief at Women’s Post and blogs at thelaughingmedusa.com. Nathalie Boutet, Family Law Mediator and Collaborative Negotiator & Solicitors and Co-Founder of NEXT Ltd. Growing up, Nathalie Boutet thought she

Do People Have to be Getting Along to Participate in Family Mediation?

Mediation is used by people who want to resolve disputes themselves rather than having a judge make decisions for them. But because these people’s relationship is broken, they need a third party to facilitate the communication, and guide the negotiation.

The Neuro Family Law Institute

The Neuro Family Law Institute website is online and we invite you to visit and get involved. You can view the website at https://neurofamilylawinstitute.org   Vision and Mission of the Neuro Family Law Institute Vision: The Neuro Family Law Institute will transform