What is Family Mediation?
“A cooperative problem-solving process in which a qualified and impartial neutral third party, the mediator, assists mediation participants to resolve their disputes by mutual agreement.”
Source: Family Mediation Canada
Family Mediation can help.
Working with a neutral, qualified third party to assist in the settlement process is a wise, cost effective alternative for parties interested in pursuing the best possible outcome for all involved.
Why Family Mediation?
Many people find the adversarial court system an intense and expensive method of formalizing a separation and/or divorce. Family mediation is an effective alternative to the traditional approach — aiming to lower the amount of stress usually associated with the dissolution of a relationship.
A mediator will work with you and the other party, during negotiations, offering suggestions to establish common ground while facilitating communication with the aim of ultimately settling things to everyone’s satisfaction. Upon completion of the mediation process, each party is encouraged to review the final Mediation Agreement with a lawyer for legalization into a formal separation agreement.
York Hills Family Mediation and Information Services is government funded and fees are on a sliding scale.
Mediation can help resolve issues such as:
- Separation and Divorce
- Custody or Access Issues
- Financial Support Considerations
- Property Division
- Disclosure Issues
- Assist with Parenting Plans
How do I access the service?
For more information on York Hills Family Mediation and Information Services contact the Family Law Information Centre (FLIC) for a free consultation.
Newmarket Family Court
Please note that this office is operated as a walk-in centre. Service is provided on a first come, first serve basis.