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Mediation: Know Your Options

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Mediation is a process led by a qualified, experienced and impartial professional who will help you and your former spouse come to an agreement together on: division of assets and debts, parenting, child support, and spousal support.

Mediation has become very popular because it’s less expensive, more efficient and less antagonistic than the court system.

Mediation has become very popular because it’s less expensive, more efficient and less antagonistic than the court system. But maybe more importantly, mediation keeps you focused on positive outcomes for the longer term, especially where your children are concerned.

Divorcing couples don't have to have a conflict or a dispute to engage in mediation. Many families use mediation to:

1. have a professional draft their separation agreement

2. obtain information

3. clarify complex concepts (such as property division, child custody, financial support)

4. strategically brainstorm practical options for the entire family

5. prevent future conflicts

6. alleviate parental concerns and fears

7. work with parents on creating suitable parenting arrangements

8. connect parents with additional resources (such as financial advisors, therapists, coaches, lawyers or realtors)

Our team of mediators also offers a unique mediation model called co-mediation which is designed to save you time and money by including two mediators with different professional backgrounds at no extra cost. Our service combines our different but complementary professional backgrounds but still provides you with a supportive, efficient and effective process.

Our team has diverse backgrounds and experience in mental health and family law. We are all Certified Mediators. We will work with you individually or as a team, and will attend all sessions, review your documents, provide guidance, and help generate options for the best-possible outcome for your family. And by the way, the cost of two mediators is no more than the cost for a lone mediator.

We're here to help, Ontario-wide!

We understand that you might have a ton of questions during this tough time. Don't worry, we've got your back! Feel free to reach out to us by phone at (647) 284-9148 or shoot us an email at

Blog posts and podcasts are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.

About the Author

Laura Tarcea

Laura is a family mediator dedicated to supporting families through divorce or separation. With a background in Mental Health, Research, Program Development, and a Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution, Laura brings valuable insight and critical knowledge to parents. She strongly believes that a healthy co-parenting relationship will protect children from short-term and long-term damage. As such, Laura is a supporter of out-of-court processes to help equip parents with appropriate tools to succeed in their next chapter.

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