Our Mission Statement
At Divorce Mediation Ontario, we are honoured to guide families through the separation/divorce process. We aways strive to provide our clients with a safe, understanding and supportive environment which emphasizes their unique values, preferences, and needs.
We believe in the power of respectful dialogue and collaboration where autonomy, transparency, and balance, are at the heart of our mediation process. Together we can reduce the conflict your family is experiencing, keep your negotiations productive and ensure you start your next chapter with the best foot forward.
We invite you to meet us and see if our approach to resolution will fit your needs. Book your free consultation today!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Is the Main Purpose of Family Mediation?
The purpose of family mediation is to negotiate the elements of a separation agreement, such as child custody, property division, and financial arrangements. The mediator is a neutral third party who facilitates the negotiation by decreasing the conflict between the parties, ensuring everyone has the relevant information needed to make a decision and is in a comfortable and supportive environment.
Is Mediation Legally Binding?
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How Long Does the Process Take?
On average, with our unique process, families are able to complete the entire mediation process and reach a separation agreement within about 6 weeks. This is considerably quicker then negotiating with lawyers which can take on average about 4-8 months and the court system, which on average takes 3 years.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
You can, but are not required to have a lawyer present witn you during the mediation process. At the end of the mediation process, you can the separation agreement we draft for you to a lawyer for independent legal advice.
Will the Mediator Make Decisions?
No. The mediator never makes the decisions on your behalf, rather it's both parties who make the decisions - the mediators just ensure that you have the relevant information, understand your rights and obligations and are in a supportive environment to make said decisions. You are never forced or pushed into something you don't want.
What Do I Need to Prepare in Advance of Mediation?
We will guide you through every step of our mediation process, including the preparation of the financial disclosure required by law. After we meet for your intakes (step 1), we will send you a list of documents to gather for your first mediation session. We know you're busy and have a lot on your plate, so we have designed our process to ensure every step is as easy as possible.