The Advantages of Mediation
Solutions for Separating Families
Mediating a divorce, child access, money, house, properties, business interests or other family issue is generally far less costly than using the adversarial system with a divorce lawyer.
Mediating a family issues is generally much faster than taking a case through pre-trial and trial. The number of sessions required for a successful mediation depends on the number and complexity of the issues.
In mediation, the parties retain control (albeit shared) over the final result. In litigation, by contrast, the parties relinquish control to the Lawyers and the Judge.
The mediation process is confidential. A successful mediation reduces the need for the parties to file adversarial pleadings in the public file or make allegations against each other in open court.
Many people find mediation a much more dignified approach to resolving conflict because both parties have made a commitment to try to resolve their dispute.
Good for Kids
A long and drawn-out custody battle can negatively impact kids. Children can benefit when parents resolve their differences in a co-operative manner in mediation.
Mediation is designed to reduce conflict. Do not assume that you are not a candidate for mediation because you are not currently communicating positively with the other party.
Mediation sessions are set on the parties' schedules, not the court's busy calendar.
Mediation for Separating Families provides a safe and respectful forum for the parties in which to reduce conflict and resolve disputes.
At Mediation for Separating Families, I value impartiality above all. I have no bias toward men or women, mothers or fathers, or anything else. I do not favour any particular parenting plan or method for dividing assets.
You can mediate without independent Solicitors. Solicitors can advise you outside of mediation as to legal issues and facts.
Mediation can be used for your entire divorce, child access and money. Alternatively, you can choose to only mediate a limited issue of any size.
One Stop Shop
In most cases, my mediation services can assist the parties in completing the necessary paperwork to begin and conclude their case.
It is not uncommon for parties to conduct an entire mediation process from separate rooms i.e. Shuttle Mediation. If you feel this is necessary in your case, please let us know.
Parties who resolve their matter in mediation often return to mediation for a safe and familiar environment in which to resolve.