Family Mediation: Separation - Divorce - Parenting Agreements -
Parent Coordination - Child Advocacy - Child Protection - Elder Mediation
We will also mediate organisational, neighbourhood, educational, and community disputes.
We offer services in Bancroft - Peterborough - Lindsay - The Kawarthas - Northumberland and the GTA
We assist people in sorting out their differences.
In most cases that simply means assisting in the creation of agreements concerning separation or divorce, parenting, access or whatever needs to be negotiated.
As the mediator needs to be acceptable to the parties involved and he/she does not impose settlements, it is up to the parties to explore what seems fair to them. Some issues like Child Support are predetermined by Government directives.
Mediation is an alternative...to litigation. Litigation is two or more parties engaging lawyers to fight one another in court. Ultimately, the judge will decide. In Mediation the parties will decide what is acceptable to them.
Mediation is recommended...
Judges and the courts often suggest mediation before even considering litigation. In many cases, through mediation, the parties reach agreement, thus saving themselves emotional and financial costs.
All Courts in Ontario dealing with family matters, now offer information and mediation.
Mediation is a first step...
and should normally speaking be the best way of reaching a mutually acceptable settlement. When an Agreement cannot be achieved, the parties can still take other action, such as arbitration or litigation.
Mediation is faster...
The process can begin immediately, whereas disputes settled pursuant to court proceedings often take years.
Mediation is private... and you remain in control. All parties must sign a confidentiality agreement and usually agree to closed mediation.
You do not have to reveal your personal concerns, income or private matters in an open court of law.
Mediation costs less...
In Ontario, mediation is now strongly promoted by the Attorney General's office.
If both parties want to reach a settlement through mediation, the skill of the mediator can help them reach a solution in a short time. The average mediation takes between 6 and 8 hours.
Mediation can create good will...or at least a better understanding.
A mutually acceptable solution to a dispute lets both parties be winners and respect each other.
For further information or to book an appointment,
New number: 705-974-2007 Office
Please note:The cell is usually only on when travelling or out of town.
or email email@example.com
We Accept Visa & Master Card
We are members of the kids come first coalition
Important: We have provided on-line mediation via Skype (Please inquire)