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Have you made the decision to separate and divorce?

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    Why choose us?

    A full suite of services

    Providing couples with a straightforward marriage separation designed to help resolve complex situations.

    A proven process

    Learn how our step-by-step legal separation process will help you save time, money, and hassle.

    Affordable prices

    Our affordable legal separation services offer various pricing structures for any circumstance.

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    Our Services

    Our marital separation mediators near Ontario offer straightforward solutions for the most complicated marriage separations. By providing an affordable yet highly professional legal separation service, we can help you efficiently and cost-effectively navigate your way out of difficult times. Explore our legal separation services below.

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    Legal Separation
    Services

    Under Ontario’s Family Law Act, the definition of a separation is when spouses live separate and apart with no reasonable prospect of resuming cohabitation, this does not require any form of document or a court order. What is required is that an objective 3rd party would say that the spouses are no longer living together as spouses, but are living their lives as separate individuals and the relationship has ended. Being separated does not depend on whether spouses are physically separated or not.

     

    Unlike divorce, both married and non-married spouses can legally separate. Once spouses are separated, they can make claims for spousal support and child support (if there are children). However, only married couples can make a claim for an equalization of net family properties. When spouses separate, it is recommended that they settle their affairs through a separation agreement or court order.

     

     

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    Separation
    Agreements

    A Separation Agreement* is a legally binding document that summarizes the terms of your separation. This document typically includes all legal agreements pertaining to property (assets, debts, matrimonial home, gifts, inheritances), as well as child and spousal support, and a Parenting Plan.

     

    The Agreement also includes the agreed upon terms of any life insurance policies, and medical or dental plans. Our mediators use the terms reached during the mediation process to draft the Separation Agreement.

     

    Lawyer Drafted and Reviewed Separation Agreements**
    The Separation Agreement** our clients receive is drafted and reviewed by a family law lawyer. This can bring added peace of mind while going through the mediation process.

     

     

    * 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.

     

    ** Having your Separation Agreement drafted and reviewed by a family law lawyer does not constitute independent legal advice. The preparation of the Separation Agreement by counsel for Turning Point Family Mediation Inc. does not, and is not intended to constitute legal advice and does not constitute a retainer or any other agreement with respect to the provision of legal services. Turning Point Family Mediation Inc. is not liable to confirm the validity of the agreement. We encourage any persons who are going through a separation and divorce to seek their own independent legal advice from a family law lawyer to ensure that any Separation Agreement is enforceable.

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    Child & Spousal
    Support Calculations

    Child and spousal support calculations are an important part of your legal separation.

    The calculations to determine the amount of support required can be complex, and there are many factors that play a role in determining what’s appropriate. With the help of state-of-the-art software, as well as Child Support and Spousal Support Guidelines, we can provide an accurate calculation that ensures the best possible future for your children, as well as a fair marital separation that addresses the needs of both parties.

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    Co-Parenting

    Co-parenting Agreements, also called a Parenting Plan, is a document that comprehensively outlines the agreed upon plan for how you will raise your children after a legal separation. It includes clear guidelines and expectations on how you and your ex-partner will co-parent following the mutual separation, with regard to topics such as:

    Parenting Time
    Decision Making
    Residency Schedule
    Holidays
    Schedule Management of Recreational Activities
    Healthcare
    Religion
    Family, Friends and other Parties
    Introductions to New Partners
    Children’s Possessions Between Homes
    Screen Time
    Rules Around Mutual Respect and Boundaries

    It is very important to have a written plan in place during the separation process. This not only helps parents avoid future conflict, but is also for the health and well-being of children. Our goal as legal separation mediators in Ontario is to help you create a plan that reflects the needs and interests of your children following your marriage separation, so that they have the opportunity to thrive in an environment where co-parenting is strong and mutual respect forms the foundation of the family.

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    What is Family Mediation?

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

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

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    Litigation VS. Family Mediation

    Cost

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

    family mediation

    $2,140 to $7,060 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

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    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.

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

    Process

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

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

    Privacy

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

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

    Decision

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    In family court, a judge will decide your future.

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

    Marital & Mutual Separation Service in ONTARIO

    Our Difference

    We offer a complete suite of affordable in-person and online legal separation services designed to facilitate
    amicable resolutions regarding property division, child and spousal support, parenting plans,
    and separation agreements, while providing you with the necessary documentation to help
    you finalize the legal separation process.

    Our approach is efficient, effective, and ultimately intended to help you avoid the stressful and
    pricey process of litigation (family court).

    With over 15 years of combined experience in legal separation, we have extensive knowledge of the
    systems that govern and support family structures. Simply put, we have helped countless
    families seek legal separation through mediation. We’re here to help you navigate the
    process with ease so that you can move forward with your life.

    Contact us today to take your first step in the right direction.

    Legal Separation Ontario

    Transparent. Low Cost. Convenient.

    Separation can be a lengthy, costly, and
    emotionally draining process –
    but it doesn’t have to be!

    Our separation services are here to provide a straightforward
    pathway towards separation resolution, in an environment that remains
    personal, respectful, and completely confidential.

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    Our Process

    Our process for in-person or online marital separation is simple, efficient, and effective. We offer convenient scheduling through our online booking platform, strive to remain responsive at every step of the way, and always ensure your utmost confidentiality throughout the entire legal separation process.

    Discover our straightforward step-by-step separation process below.

    Save Money

    Avoid the costly legal fees of family court.

    Save Time & Hassle

    Family court can be long and stressful.

    Save Your Future

    Don’t leave decisions up to the courts!

    Testimonials

    Thank you very much!
    You saved us thousands in legal fees and we are
    grateful to have worked with you.

    N.H.

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    Thank you Karalyn for guiding us through the process.
    I don’t think we would have the relationship we do now
    without you. You are knowledgeable and would recommend
    your services to anyone going through a separation.

    Robert R

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    I was very anxious going into mediation however Dana made
    me feel comfortable and confident that the process will work
    for us and it did. She was responsive and knowledgeable.
    Thank you for all your help.

    Cathy C

    Testimonials

    Thank you very much!
    You saved us thousands in legal fees and we are
    grateful to have worked with you.

    N.H.

    Testimonials

    Thank you Karalyn for guiding us through the process.
    I don’t think we would have the relationship we do now
    without you. You are knowledgeable and would recommend
    your services to anyone going through a separation.

    Robert R

    Testimonials

    I was very anxious going into mediation however Dana made
    me feel comfortable and confident that the process will work
    for us and it did. She was responsive and knowledgeable.
    Thank you for all your help.

    Cathy C

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