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Family Mediation

Therapist giving tissue to a woman because she is cryingFamily Mediation Services

In family mediation, the impartial mediator helps the disputing parties to negotiate their own agreement without having to resort to hostile and costly court battles.  This collaborative, non-adversarial approach is particularly important where the parties intend to maintain or re-establish a positive relationship. 

Family mediation services can be helpful to couples in all stages, before, during and after cohabitation:

  • To assist those who are going their separate ways to do so with minimal conflict
  • To improve communication and understanding for family members living together
  • To clarify a future life together for couples contemplating cohabitation or marriage (prenuptial agreements)

 

Separation & Divorce

Separation and divorce can be the most difficult and traumatic experience in one’s life. Many decisions must be made, at a time when the individuals may feel a lot of resentment, disappointment, anger or sadness. Litigation, through its prolonged & frequently hostile process, pits parent against parent, and leaves children suffering in the middle. Mediation helps to protect couples and their children from this potentially destructive and costly impact.

At A Better Way Mediation, our mediation services are designed to make the process as smooth as possible when it is clear that couples must go their separate ways. Our mediators are fully qualified, accredited, impartial and experienced professionals. We provide a calm, respectful environment which promotes productive communication that results in creation of customized separation agreements and parenting plans that meet the unique needs of each family in a peaceful, cooperative, cost-effective and fair manner on issues including:

  • Child custody & access schedules
  • Child & spousal support
  • Division of assets
  • Health care, extracurricular activities, education
  • Communication and information sharing related to children
  • Travel & mobility (moving with the children)
  • Grandparent access
  • Changes to an existing agreement, court order, or separation agreement

Children of parents who choose to enter mediation tend to cope better with their parents’ divorce, as it reduces tension, invites cooperation, and promotes good parenting and rational decision making.

In addition to separation agreements & parenting plans, Heidi can also assist with the following issues:

  • Marital Conflict
  • Parent/Teen Conflict
  • Blended Families
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Family Business
  • Post Divorce Modifications

…and any other issues you may wish to discuss and resolve.

 

Cohabitation & Prenuptial Agreements

We can assist couples contemplating a joint life together to develop a clear understanding of their individual expectations, responsibilities, and contributions. This can include discussion of how assets and finances would be affected in the event of future separation.

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Locations

Family Mediation Services in York region, Markham, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Vaghaun,  Toronto, North York  and the rest of GTA

Thornhill Office: 8185 Yonge St. Suite 213 Thornhill, Ontario, L4T 2C6

Toronto Office: Suite 201, 1200 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto, Ontario, M3A 1C1

Richmond Hill Office: 91 Bond Crescent, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4E 3K8

Phone: (416) 995-9010

E-mail: hmottahedin@gmail.com

 

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