A family mediator in Toronto assisting separating/divorcing couples to reach legal agreements and move forward with their lives….
Separation or divorce is truly one of the most disappointing experiences of one’s life.
If you are separating or divorcing from your spouse, I’m sure you are looking for answers about how things will work out in the future. At first, I know that it’s hard to get your mind around how you will move on. But, over and over again, I have watched my clients gracefully, with time, move forward. As a family mediator, I help couples, who are separating reasonably amicably, to settle their legal issues in a practical, common sense and affordable way.
How do I help?
When it comes to separating or divorcing, there are four main legal issues which separating/ divorcing couples need to think about. They are: property division, child support, spousal support and parenting. My job is to help a couple to negotiate these legal issues and put the final terms into a separation agreement. That separation agreement is then signed by each party, after each receives independent legal advice.
I also help couples negotiate prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and marriage contracts using mediation.
What I can offer…
In practice for 18 years, I have assisted hundreds of clients to separate and divorce in a respectful manner. Because I am also a family lawyer (and continue to represent select clients), I bring my legal knowledge and insight to my family mediation practice. I offer a competitive rate. I am well regarded by my colleagues in the legal and mediation communities.
Why choose family mediation instead of another process?
I find that different couples make different choices regarding how to separate or divorce. Some couples work with a mediator, others each retain their own lawyers and negotiate, and others still start their process off in court.
In general, family mediation is often the most affordable process for a couple that is separating or divorcing in a reasonably amicable way. The reason that mediation is often the least expensive process is because most of the negotiating is done with the assistance of one professional (the mediator) only. Therefore, there is a savings of legal fees. I find that family mediation does the least harm to a separating/divorcing couple’s relationship because the mediator is helping the couple to reach resolution, instead of helping them to fight amongst themselves.
If you are already working with a family lawyer and you feel ‘stuck’…
…I can work with the lawyers and the parties to move through the “blocks” and get to resolution. Whether a case is going to escalate to court or is already in court, my role would be to try and resolve the case through mediation. I do this by creating a mediation process that speaks to each individual case. Please contact me for more information.
I would be happy to discuss your matter in confidence.
Accredited Family Mediator & Family Lawyer
FIRST CANADIAN PLACE
100 King Street West – Suite 5700
Toronto, Ontario, M5X 1C7
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