AMICABLE, AFFORDABLE & CHILD FOCUSED
To help families navigate the divorce system with minimal damage to themselves, each other, and to their children.
We believe strongly that divorce is not the end of a family; it just means your family will look a little different. Let our team provide you and your family with a holistic service designed to reduce conflict and help you transition to your next chapter in a peaceful way
HOW DOES IT WORK?
With a dedicated team of experienced mediators and lawyers, we can help you keep your separation/divorce amicable, cost-effective and child-focused. Family Mediation is the only process that provides you with the most autonomy & control over the process, while giving you the opportunity to create an agreement that is tailored to your family's unique needs.
STEP 1: INDIVIDUAL INTAKE SESSION
Once you and your (ex) spouse agree to start the mediation process, each of you must first meet with your mediator(s) individually for 1 hour. This intake session will allow the mediators to understand the issues in dispute & how best to help you. A screening for power imbalances & domestic violence is also done at this stage.
STEP 2: MEDIATION SESSION(S)
Once you have both completed your intakes, you can start your first mediation session. Depending on the level of conflict, some families need 5 hours of mediation spread over 2 sessions, whereas other families 3 sessions of 3 hours each. You are always driving the process; we will help you create an agenda and prioritize the topics
STEP 3: SEPARATION AGREEMENT & REVIEW
For separating/divorcing families, we make sure to cover all of the topics you will need for a legally binding agreement, in mediation. These topics include: child support, spousal support, custody & property division. Once you have an agreement on all issues, we will draft a Separation Agreement for you. We then have a final meeting review the agreement together.
WHAT IS MEDIATION?
Mediation is a dispute resolution process whereby a neutral third party (the mediator) helps (ex) spouses dissolve their relationship & plan their post-separation affairs.
IS MEDIATION BINDING?
If mediation is successful, then we can draft a separation agreement on your behalf. A separation agreement, when signed, is a valid legal contract and enforceable in court.
DOES THE MEDIATOR MAKE THE DECISION? AND DO I NEED A LAWYER?
No. The mediator is a neutral third party who helps to facilitate the discussions. Nothing is done in mediation without your consent! You do not have to hire a lawyer during the process, though it is recommended to consult a lawyer at some point so that you understand your rights & obligations under the law.
HOW LONG DOES MEDIATION TAKE?
It depends on your availability, the level of conflict between you and your ex-spouse & the amount of detail you need in your separation agreement. However, on average we find our clients spend about 6 hours in mediation spread over 2/3 weeks.
Eva is really knowledgable about how to be the best parent you can be post-separation. I am in awe at the way Eva reduced the conflict & helped me and my ex-wife create a parenting plan that is best for the kids.
Great for Co-Parents
After spending over $10,000 and 4 months with lawyers who never pushed our case forward, Eva settled the case in under a month and at a fraction of the price. I recommend Eva to everyone I know going through separation/divorce.
Fast & Affordable
Eva, I was so nervous starting this process, but you made me feel calm and confident from the start. I really appreciate how patient you were with all of our questions and the support your provided throughout the process.
Patient & Supportive
Eva, you are a life-saver! I knew the separation was right but was terrified of the changes it would bring to my family. You were so supportive and really not only helped me, but the 4 of us move on in a healthy way. Thank-You!