Do you want a respectful resolution?

  • Negotiating your way through your divorce can be one of life’s greatest and toughest challenges. It can cause a myriad of emotions and you sometimes feel you are on an emotional rollercoaster not knowing which way to turn.
  • Unfortunately this occurs at a time where you are called upon to make some of the most important decisions in your life. Don’t act in haste. Before you make any decisions, give us a call and have a chat with one of our experienced mediators, so we can explain the process to you so you can make an informed decision.
  • Since each matter is different, the Mediation process can be tailored to suit each individual situation.

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often the real loser — in fees, and expenses, and waste of time. As a peace-maker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. – Abraham Lincoln

What is Mediation?

  • Mediation is a process used for the resolution of family disputes.
  • An independent third party assists the parties to discuss matters through a structured process.
  • Mediation is a facilitative process. The Mediator has no advisory role  and the Mediator does not provide the parties with legal advice but can provide information to the parties about the legal process.

Benefits of Mediation:

  • The process encourages the parties to make their own, mutually acceptable decisions regarding children, property and their finances.
  • The parties may also have their solicitors attend the mediation.
  • The parties can discuss all issues in order to reach an agreement.
  • Agreements reached in the course of Mediation can be formalized by the Courts.

The Mediation Process.

  • Gather your information. Try and make a list of your assets and other resources together with approximate valuations as well as a list of liabilities.
  • The Mediator will conduct an intake interview with each party to gather information and then set a date for the mediation at a neutral location.
  • The parties attend the Mediation (sometimes with their lawyers). An Agenda is set by the Mediator in consultation with the parties and the parties discuss options with a view to reaching an agreement.
  • Most importantly keep an open mind, remain positive and be ready to negotiate and compromise.

Online Mediations

If you are unable to attend a Mediation at our office, we can conduct a mediation online via Skype or video conferencing.

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