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What is mediation?

| April 28, 2016

Mediation is a process whereby the spouses jointly retain a professional mediator to help them reach an agreement that they are both comfortable with. Usually, only the spouses, without their... View More

What is arbitration?

| April 27, 2016

Other than mediation and litigation, other methods that are available to settle the outstanding issues are neutral evaluation, arbitration and mediation/arbitration. An arbitration is a process similar to litigation. The... View More

What is mediation/arbitration?

| April 26, 2016

Other than mediation and litigation, other methods that are available to settle the outstanding issues are neutral evaluation, arbitration and mediation/arbitration. Mediation/arbitration is a dispute resolution method that is a... View More

What is neutral evaluation?

| April 25, 2016

Other than mediation and litigation, other methods that are available to settle the outstanding issues are neutral evaluation, arbitration and mediation/arbitration. Neutral evaluation is a process whereby the spouses jointly... View More

What is collaborative family law?

| April 24, 2016

This new concept originated in California. It is based on the idea that an increasing number of separating spouses want to settle their issues with the use of professionals in... View More

What is a DRO?

| April 23, 2016

A dispute resolution officer (DRO) is a lawyer who is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada, has practiced primarily in the field of family... View More

What is a Parenting Coordinator?

| April 22, 2016

A Parenting Coordinator (‘PC’) helps separated parents resolve parenting disagreements.  PC’s are usually social workers and psychologists, although there are a growing number of lawyers now working as PC’s.  PC’s... View More

How can mediation help us?

| April 21, 2016

When a marriage ends, each spouse usually wants to resolve all outstanding issues as quickly and inexpensively as possible. But at the time of separation, there may be poor communication... View More

What is the cost of mediation?

| April 19, 2016

Family mediators operate as private businesses and are not regulated, therefore, their fees can vary. Some courts and community agencies offer mediation services for fees that are charged according to... View More