Can mediation work for us?

What is Family Mediation?

Separation can be a painful, challenging process. Family mediation is ultimately designed to make the process less difficult, by creating an environment that will allow both parties to dissolve their partnership amicably. With family mediation, a qualified impartial professional will facilitate collaboration between you and your ex-partner and help you both reach legally binding agreements on all aspects of your separation, from assets to childcare.

 

Together with your ex, you will build a fair, sustainable agreement that reflects both of your interests, and leave the process with a clear roadmap for moving forward. 

 

Litigation VS. Family Mediation

 

Cost

FAMILY COURT (LITIGATION)

$24,000 to $90,000 per couple, depending on the complexity of the situation.

FAMILY MEDIATION

 $4,700 to $8,000 per couple, depending on the complexity of the situation.

Expectation

FAMILY COURT (LITIGATION)

Lawyers cannot definitively tell you what it might cost to “win” your entitlements and how long the litigation process will take. 

FAMILY MEDIATION

Before mediation, you will be made aware of the cost and timeframe up front. 

Timing

FAMILY COURT (LITIGATION)

Pre-trial alone can take a year and half and will require you to pay your lawyer throughout, regardless of whether your case goes to trial. A full trial can take anywhere from six months to several years.  

FAMILY MEDIATION

With mediation, you can reach an agreed upon resolution in as little as two weeks.

Process

FAMILY COURT (LITIGATION)

Both parties compete for all assets, including custody of children.

FAMILY MEDIATION

Both parties will be guided to finding middle ground regarding how various assets will be divided.

Privacy

FAMILY COURT (LITIGATION)

 If you go to court, you will be revealing intimate details of your life, finances, and relationship – all on record and publicly accessible.  

FAMILY MEDIATION

With mediation, any intimate details or information you provide remains completely confidential and sealed away forever. 

Decision

FAMILY COURT (LITIGATION)

  In family court, a judge will decide your future.  

FAMILY MEDIATION

Through mediation, you and your ex-partner will decide what is best for each other and the future of your family.

Contact

​Tel: (905) 552-9515

info@turningpointfm.ca

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Mediation is a process led by a highly qualified, experienced and impartial professional who will help you and your ex-partner come to agreements on all aspects of your separation. You leave the process with a legally binding separation agreement and parenting plan if needed.

A Separation Agreement is a contract between you and your spouse or partner that states the settlement of issues relating to your separation. Drafting your Separation Agreement is an administrative task and by doing so does not mean we are implying that we are lawyers and providing any legal advice.  We strongly encourage any persons who are going through mediation to receive Independent Legal advice from a family law lawyer.

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