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How to successfully negotiate a separation when your partner is a bully – Boutet in Huffington Post

Observing President Trump’s display of bully-style negotiation and intimidation tactics, false information and confrontational approach to advance his agenda gave me pause to reflect on how to effectively handle difficult personalities in family law negotiations. There are generally two broad

Professionalism and Ethics in Family Law

My commentary on the article “Professionalism and Ethics in Family Law” recently published in The Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution, by Deanne Sowter. When it comes to the role lawyers play in conflict resolution and ethical dilemmas, the notion of “neuro awareness” or

Using psychology to manage emotions in separation

Setting out clear expectations for couples embarking on a separation and divorce can help manage highly charged emotions, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator Nathalie Boutet. Using her unique understanding of psychology and its impact on negotiations, Boutet’s approach with her

Divorce Month: Why Marriages End In January – As seen on Huffington Post

This blog was originally published on Huffington Post Canada.  The beginning of a new year is often a time of reflection and resolutions. The usual suspects are diet and exercise, but often people are ready for much bigger life decisions. For

Having An Affair – The Ashley Madison Leak – Boutet on Zoomer Radio

Nathalie shares her voice of reason to this very difficult issue on Zoomer Radio.

Having an Affair – The Ashley Madison Leak

The Ashley Madison leak is sending ripples of fear through millions of people right now. Whether you used the site or have a suspicion that your spouse has, here are some tips on how to start an open and honest

Personal Management an Important Part of Lawyers’ Success

Boutet offers a training seminar for Lawyers approved by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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

The New Negotiator Event: The Neuroscience of Self-Regulation

Law Society of Upper Canada approved: this training session for negotiators specializes in training how to manage the strong emotions that often derail the agenda. Clients are often less satisfied when their negotiator or mediator loses their focus because of

Supporting Employees through Divorce – Boutet in Workplace Today

While family stress, separation and divorce are personal matters, they’re still likely to impact the workplace, and it’s important for employers to provide tools for employees to deal effectively with such situations, Toronto family lawyer Nathalie Boutet says in Workplace Today magazine. “When a

Supporting Employees through Divorce – Nathalie Boutet in Workplace Today

Today virtually everyone brings their personal life to work, whether it be through their smartphone or social media. This trend makes it even more important that organizations provide the tools to empower their employees to deal effectively with the workplace

Law Firms Must Promote Well Being of Staff – Nathalie Boutet in The Lawyers Weekly

Nathalie Boutet was mentioned in Advocate Daily for an article discussing legal firms taking a look at mental health. Read the full article on Lawyers Weekly.

Opt for calm, rational responses for a healthy workplace – Nathalie Boutet in Lawyers Weekly

While it may come naturally to lawyers to think fast and react quickly, the method may not work when dealing with interoffice conflict, Toronto family lawyer Nathalie Boutet says in Lawyers Weekly. In an article discussing healthy work environments, Boutet says: “Our jobs

When feeling the heat, just relax – Nathalie Boutet interviewed by Lawyers Weekly

Culture of communication can help avoid tense situations By Grant Cameron April 25 2014 issue Lawyers have the reputation of being rational, cool-headed professionals who think before they act. But that can sometimes go out the window in today’s fast-paced

Counscious Uncoupling – Nathalie Boutet Interviewed by Gary Doyle on 570 News

Nathalie Boutet is interviewed by Gary Doyle on 570 News discussing the term “Conscious Uncoupling” used by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, and how it supports Collaborative Family Law practices. Listen to the interview here.

Gwyneth Paltrow divorce a “conscious uncoupling.” – Nathalie Boutet interviewed by the Huffington Post

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have decided to part ways through an amiable and non-tension filled “conscious uncoupling.” Our own Nathalie Boutet talks about how collaborative law can play a big role in keeping things friendly and protecting your children.

Self-regulation skills

Nathalie Boutet is featured on to discuss the subject of self-regulation skills to be taught at upcoming seminar.

Lawyers In Control of Their Emotions Achieve Better Results

Lawyers are known to have strong personalities. It figures lawyers get right into the trenches; we take pride in our work and the results we achieve for our clients. We are trained to defend one perspective – that of our

How to incorporate brain science to better represent our clients- Nathalie Boutet interviewed on Divorce Source Radio

This past month Nathalie Boutet was featured on Divorce Source Radio discussing how lawyers who understand how the brain works are better able to help their clients get results that reflect who they are rather than results based on emotional

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

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