Mediation

Mediation is one form of alternative dispute resolution in which you and your spouse meet with a neutral third party, a Mediator, to attempt to resolve your legal issues. Mediation cannot be forced; you and your spouse must consent to attend Mediation.

There are many advantages to attending mediation including the following:

  • It is typically faster than the Court Process
  • It is usually costs less than going through the Court Process
  • You and your Spouse mutually agree on a Mediator who you are both comfortable with
  • You and your Spouse choose when to meet with your Mediator and
  • You and your Spouse have the option of entering into a closed or open Mediation process

Closed mediation means that any negotiations is confidential. No one can repeat what was said during your mediation, except in rare situations.

Open Mediation means that anyone – you, your partner, and your mediator – can give evidence in court about what occurred during your mediation. All documents can also be shared.

Prior to attending mediation, your Mediator will determine if mediation can be done fairly and safely by meeting alone with both you and your spouse for a pre-mediation interview. If the Mediator determines that Mediation may be beneficial for you and your spouse, they will then schedule your Mediation date.

Mediators are trained to:
a) mediate safely and look for signs of domestic violence
b) not take sides when working with the parties and their different interests
c) help each party see the other’s point of view and
d) assist the parties in coming to an agreement to resolve their issues

Mediation will only work for you and your spouse if you are able to communicate with each other. If either of you refuses to cooperate or discuss your family law matter, it is likely that Mediation is not the right process for your family law matter.

If you would like to speak with one of our lawyers regarding further issues related to this topic please contact us at (416) 840-1475 or schedule your free initial consultation here.

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Mid-week/mid-day selfie break!

Happy Wednesday!




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✨FaceTime Access ✨

With the progression of technology, virtual access has provided new means of maximizing contact between parents and their children.

Programs such as Skype, Zoom and Facetime have allowed their users to view each other while having a conversation.

When a virtual access schedule is implement, the details depends on each case such as length and time of the call and the child’s age. Virtual access is not a substitute to physical visits. A young child may not have the attention span to have meaningful virtual access as opposed to an older child who is use to technology and has the capacity. Virtual access can offer parties an additional method of exercising access during the week where physical access may be impossible or the distance between the children and parents is far. It also allows the children and parents to see each other as opposed to speaking on the telephone.





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Happy Monday!! Let’s do this!





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COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruption to education. During this time, teachers have gone to incredible lengths to help their students keep learning.

Today is the start of in person school for many children. To every teacher, we have two words for you: Thank you!

All the children benefit from their teachers superpowers every year!

We hope all the teachers, teaching staff, and children have a great school year! ❤️




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Back to school. Parents may both cheer and dread these three words. Some feel hopeful about new beginnings, friendships, and learning. Others are anxious about the new rules pertaining to in person school. Add news reports of increasing COVID cases and we can all easily slip into feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and even fear. 

As much as we may want to wrap children in a protective bubble that prevents them from germs, learning how to navigate the real world is part of growing up to be strong. Talk with children about the the following points listed below which your children can do so they can stay safe and healthy.

▪️Hand Washing

▪️Physical Distancing

▪️Face Masks

Anticipate Some Anxiety and Nerves- Being around people again and having a more structured schedule may increase anxiety, especially for children worried about getting sick. Being able to anticipate them can make it easier to develop ways to help children cope with any anxieties that may arise. Practicing reframing negative thoughts as more positive ones can be helpful to do in advance.

Returning to in-person school is a big transition, and just as it took a while to figure out remote work and learning, it will take a while to acclimate to in-person school and the way of life surrounding it.





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