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James Jeffcott on CTV News (Monday August 24, 2015)

James Jeffcott speaking about collaborative practice in relation to the recent Ashley Madison hack:

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Collaboration thrives when litigation off the table

Nicola Savin & Deborah Graham  “Collaborative lawyers have removed a significant tool from their negotiation toolbox – they do not go to court for their collaborative clients. Without the option of litigation or the threat…

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What I’m Really Thinking

AS PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN COLUMN “WHAT I’M REALLY THINKING: THE DIVORCE LAWYER” You sigh heavily, shut your eyes and rush your hand to your forehead. You weep silently for a few moments, keen not to let…

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Complexity Welcome in Collaborative Practice

Collaborative Process is well-suited to support couples and families with complex financial and legal issues. One of our CPT members wrote about a particularly challenging file for the Ontario Bar Association’s newsletter. There was a…

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Collaborative Practice Survey Results

As published in the Ontario Bar Association: SURVEY FINDS THAT OUTCOMES NEGOTIATED THROUGH FAMILY COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE ARE SATISFACTORY OR VERY SATISFACTORY TO CLIENTS June 17, 2015Nathalie Boutet When my colleague Barbara Kristanic and I started…

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Attend graduations in peace

June is graduation month!  One of the most important goals for many separating couples choosing Collaborative Practice is to be able to peacefully attend graduations, birthday parties and other important milestones together. Working together to create…

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Plan a summer move with less stress

Summer holidays are fast approaching and for many separating families whose family home sold in the spring market, that means a mid-summer move. Moving is a big stressor and combined with a separation it can…

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How to be a better divorced parent

The Globe and Mail recently published an article by Erin Silver entitled “How to be a better divorced parent.” Erin speaks about the importance of seeking professional help and how it was beneficial to her…

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The Globe & Mail: “How to be a better divorced parent”

“Ari’s sixth birthday party was perfect. Despite a late winter snowstorm, all his little friends made it to an indoor baseball stadium to play ball. There were baseball plates and balloons and a chocolate cake…

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Divorcing business owners should consider Collaborative Law

Business owners who suffer a family breakdown should be aware of how matrimonial property laws can affect their business, according to Nathalie Boutet, a Toronto based collaborative family law lawyer, in her article in Canadian Consulting Engineer.  Whether…

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What to ask your lawyer during your first meeting

If you’re looking to stay out of court during your divorce, there are a few questions you should make sure to ask your family lawyer during your very first meeting. As collaborative legal professionals, here are…

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“Treat your co-parent as a colleague”

“Collaborate, don’t litigate,” is the first of 11 successful co-parenting commandments in a recent article in Today’s Parent, about how to rock at co-parenting. As many of us who work in the field of separation and…

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