Toronto Family & Divorce Mediators | Mediation
Toronto Family and Divorce Mediation
Mediation is a method used to settle disputes between two parties going through a divorce or separation, facilitated by a neutral third-party called a “mediator.” It’s a quicker and more cost-effective alternative to hiring a lawyer for a contested divorce. The primary goal of mediation is to encourage conflict resolution and discourage adversarial behavior between the parties involved. At Aaries family law, we take our responsibility seriously as we work with clients to reach an amicable resolution in their partnership. Mediation is especially beneficial when children are involved, and minimizing conflict during this difficult process is crucial. Additionally, mediation is a great option for clients who are financially limited because it is less expensive than going to court.
We offer family and divorce mediation to Toronto clients. Our mediators are also experienced family lawyers, ensuring a combination of legal expertise and over 10 years of mediation experience.
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What is mediation?
In the event of a separation or divorce, mediation is a useful tool when disputes arise that cannot be settled amicably with your ex-partner, and if the option of hiring a lawyer does not appeal to you. Mediation can address a broad range of topics such as divvying up assets, resolving parenting issues, scheduling visitation rights, determining support payments, and the fate of the marital home. Should you come to an agreement in mediation, it is possible to formalize it into a legally binding contract known as a Separation Agreement or Parenting Plan- though it is imperative to receive legal counsel before you sign.
What does mediation look like?
The intake and screening process is conducted individually for both parties to ensure that both are on an equal footing in the negotiation, while also addressing any safety concerns. The parties involved will then come together to agree on an agenda for the mediation, including items to be discussed, disclosure of information, timelines, and financial arrangements. The mediator will oversee the fair sharing of relevant information and assist in discussing each issue to ensure that both parties have a chance to express their perspective before reaching an agreement. Finally, the mediator will draft a document outlining the agreed-upon terms, and can provide guidance on legally binding and enforcing the document or referring parties to lawyers for further assistance.