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No Cost Collaborative Services Available to Qualifying Families

Collaborative Practice Toronto (CPT) and the Osgoode Mediation Clinic have partnered for an exciting new program: The Collaborative Practice Pro Bono Family Law Project. This program provides free Collaborative services to families of modest means going…

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Why I Chose Collaborative

“When I grow up I want to be divorced…” said no child ever! The reality is, no one has aspirations of making divorce a goal of their adult journey.  Separation isn’t pretty and it isn’t…

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Canadian Lawyer Magazine: Collaborative practice comes into its own

“Many family law disputes are better resolved with a team in a non-adversarial setting, and more lawyers are offering this kind of help.As collaborative practice grows in popularity, a number of family lawyers across the…

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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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