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Law Times Focus: Collaborative law chosen for family law battles

The confrontational scenario of two former lovers who are now feuding adversaries duking it out in a courtroom over children and assets is itself being increasingly challenged. Alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and…

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Isn’t it a Bad Idea to Give Up My Right to Go to Court?

If you are asking this question you certainly are not alone. Many clients and lawyers in the world of family law are puzzled at the way Collaborative Practice excludes court. Here’s why the exclusion makes…

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New and Deeper Meaning to “Using Your Brain”

What is “neuro awareness” and how can it help you resolve your separation and divorce issues?  The Chair of Collaborative Practice Toronto, Nathalie Boutet, was interviewed extensively about this in the February 2017 issue of Law Pro…

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CP Ottawa on Rogers Daytime

Jim Jeffcott (president of Collaborative Practice Ottawa) and Maureen Castella speaking about Collaborative Practice:

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Divorce: splitting your assets means rethinking retirement plan

When couples divorce, the law says their assets are divided 50/50. So what does that mean for retirement plans? A complete rethink, say financial experts. Certified divorce financial analyst Eva Sachs urges couples to get…

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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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