Nathalie Boutet talks brain science of divorce


(Last Updated On: July 7, 2021)
brain science of divorce

Did you know that your brain can help you through divorce in a much smarter, more emotionally balanced way?  There is tremendous scientific knowledge about the brain yet the legal system is slow at integrating it.

Our guest, Nathalie BoutetOpens in a new tab. explains what we have known for years – that our cognitive abilities diminish when we are experiencing strong emotion. Separating clients are frequently in a state of high emotions stemming from years of unhappiness in their marriage. They are likely to encounter many instances when they will get emotionally triggered during which time their ability to think and reason will be diminished. Yet we demand that separating parents co-parent effectively and work together amicably to resolve complex financial decisions.

Separating families, and especially the children, the innocent victims, suffer tremendously before, during and after the legal separation processOpens in a new tab..

How can you get through your divorce with the brain in mind? Ms. Boutet answers this question and more as we discuss:

  • Some of the causes of divorce and how the brain is affected
  • If people are struggling and don’t want to divorce, what can they do?
  • What makes a divorce easier/more difficult
  • How does brain science intersect with family law?
  • What are some of the pitfalls that people fall into– and what happens

This interview will help you understand how to bring in humanity while divorcing all while being brain-friendly.  Sounds intriguing doesn’t it…..it’s a conversation you don’t want to miss.

Click on the link to hear this powerful interview

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Did you know that your brain can help you through divorce in a much smarter, more emotionally balanced way?  There is tremendous scientific knowledge about the brain yet the legal system is slow at integrating it. Our guest, Nathalie Boutet (http://www.basmansmith.com/i3boutet.asp) (http://www.collaborativelawblog.ca/about-nathalie-boutet) explains what we have known for years – that our cognitive abilities diminish when we are experiencing strong emotion.

Deborah Moskovitch

This blog post was written by Deborah Moskovitch the author of "The Smart Divorce", the catalyst for this website. This evergreen book covers how to manage the divorce process for a less painful result.

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