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An Alternative Dispute Resolution Process That Provides Peaceful, Personal and Private Solutions

Mediation offers peaceful, personal and private solutions that saves money, time and stress.

Mediation offers a quite different approach to resolving conflicts between the parties. A neutral third party-the mediator- assists the parties in sorting out their affairs and comes to a mutual agreement in a confidential private format. Mediation is a solid option even for those that are having trouble with communication. It is a cost-effective process and it avoids the legal war of going to court.

Mediation provides the parties with a method of MUTUALLY and EFFICIENTLY resolving issues in a private, safe and positive environment. With the help of a skilled mediator, the parties reach an agreement COOPERATIVELY rather than a competitive struggle. Unlike the adversarial process, neither party can win at the others expense.

Another role of the mediator is to pay attention to the power of balance between the parties and use specific techniques to address any imbalance that may exist.

Resolutions emerge from the mediation that are created and accepted by BOTH parties. The resolution will reflect each parties individual values and unique needs.
Our experience has shown that settlements created with full participation of the parties, in face-to-face negotiations, are more likely to satisfy the needs of all parties and be honored in the future because they have crafted it themselves.

What are the benefits of mediation?

  • The parties control their own decisions
  • Because the decisions are their own, the parties are far more likely to comply with their final agreements. Post-divorce conflict, with potential litigation and additional costs, is less likely to occur
  • Mediation is faster than litigation
  • Mediation is less expensive than litigation


Recent Articles from our Family Mediation Blog:

The Role Of A Mediator Part 2 

When general agreement has been reached, and if the parties agree that a written statement of the settlement is helpful or appropriate, a mediator will work with them to draft a “memorandum of understanding.”  If appropriate and if all parties agree, they may include in the settlement the right for each side to have his […]

The Role Of A Mediator Part 1 

One of the options available to parties involved in a dispute, is resolution through mediation.  Many people are attracted to this option because they retain control over the negotiations and outcome and it is usually faster, and certainly less expensive than arbitration or litigation. The confidentiality and neutrality of a mediator offers a non-threatening setting for […]

What Issues Can Be Discussed In Family Mediation? 

Family Mediation Most disputes arising out of separation can be dealt with through mediation.  This includes parenting arrangements, child and spousal support, possession of the matrimonial home and division of property. There are many situations when a custody battle seems inevitable.  In almost every case, some factors will favour one parent while and other factors will support […]