Collaborative Separation and Divorce
Nathalie’s commitment to collaborative negotiation is rooted in the tremendous value that a collaborative out-of-court divorce process can provide compared to the lengthy confrontational in-court process. The collaborative process allows the couple to keep control of the process and the outcomes, rather that relinquishing decision making to an arbitrator or judge.
Collaborative lawyers bring strong advocacy while promoting respectful communication and interest-based negotiation techniques to benefit you and your family, and to reduce the financial and emotional impact on families.
I am a good listener, and I seek to understand what is important to you. I also work with you to try to understand what is important to the others involved. As a creative and strategic thinker, I help you to explore options and to evaluate what they mean for you, so that you can powerfully make informed decisions that meet your needs.
When the interests of both parties are known, solutions that are complementary to both can be found; then, compromise becomes less important and both parties are generally more satisfied with the solution on a long-term basis. It increases the chances of improving the parties’ relationship after the process is over.
The Collaborative methods allow the couple to keep control of the process and the outcomes, rather than relinquishing decision making to an arbitrator or a judge.
Collaborative Lawyers are encouraged to model good behaviour and promote open communication and respect throughout the process, even when there is disagreement.
At the end of the process, if a deal is reached, the lawyers will work together to write a legally binding Separation Agreement.
Participants to the Collaborative Process have generally reported a high degree of satisfaction.
Having received the designation of Advanced Member of the Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals, Nathalie specializes in situations involving entrepreneurs, professionals, and high-net-worth individuals, and situations challenged by difficult personalities.