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    Why choose us?

    A full suite of services

    Explore how our straightforward mediation service is designed to help resolve complex child support situations.

    A proven process

    Learn how our spousal maintenance services will help you save time, money, and hassle.

    Affordable prices

    Our affordable family support services offer various pricing structures for any circumstance.

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    Our Services

    Our local family support mediators near Ontario offer straightforward solutions for complicated child support and spousal support situations. By providing an affordable yet highly professional family support service, we can help you efficiently and cost-effectively navigate your way out of difficult times. Explore our child support and spousal maintenance services below.

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    Child Support
    Services

    Child support in Ontario is always calculated using the Federal Child Support Guidelines. If you have found yourself separating from your spouse and have a child or multiple children, then there will be obligations to support the children by means of child support and/or contribution toward special and extraordinary expenses.

     

    Child support payments must be paid religiously to ensure the success and wellbeing of the child or children, regardless of any personal financial struggles. Although in this instant, child support amounts would be altered in the upcoming years to better suit the financial stability to the payor parent. In many Separation Agreements it is indicated that child support payments be recalculated each year to better reflect the annual income of the payor parent. Therefore, the amount being paid can increase or decrease based on the gross annual income of that specific year. To add, in drastic circumstances any parent may request to the courts that child support payments be increased, decreased, or even eliminated.

     

     

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    Spousal Support & Alimony Payments in Ontario

    Spousal Support
    Services

    Calculating spousal support is a very important task as the ranges are made up based on a significant amount of information. The ranges for both amount and duration of spousal support can be quite broad so it many cases time is spent helping the couple determine entitlement, agreeing on the incomes they are using for the support calculations, discussing the ranges, agreeing upon an amount and duration.

     

    In Ontario, the law believes marriage to be a financial partnership, meaning that separate finances and assets don’t exist. Generally speaking, all assets and income earned during the marriage are shared and combined (minus some exceptions). For that reason, if a relationship ends, it is important to discuss all financials and earned income with one another. A family mediator can help with these discussions as well.

     

     

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    Child & Spousal
    Support Calculations

    Child and spousal support calculations are an important part of your Separation Agreement.

    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 outcome that addresses the needs of both parties.

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    Child Support Mediators Near Ontario

    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 separation or divorce. It includes clear guidelines and expectations on how you and your ex-partner will co-parent moving forward, 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 – not only to help parents avoid future conflict, but for the health and well-being of children. Our goal as mediators in Ontario is to help you create a plan that reflects the needs and interests of your children, 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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    Family Support
    Services

    Whether you call it spousal support, alimony or spousal maintenance, the topic of support can be complicated. The calculations to determine the amount of support required are complex, and there are many factors that play a role in determining what is appropriate. With the help of state-of-the-art software, referencing the Federal Child Support Guidelines and the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines we can help to provide an accurate calculation that ensures the best possible future for your children, as well as an outcome that each of you feel is fair.

    Spousal support can also be referred to as alimony or Spousal Maintenance. Alimony is the American variation of this type of financial support and spousal maintenance is typically used in the UK. Therefore, there is no difference between spousal support, alimony and spousal maintenance besides the specific guidelines and laws in place depending on where you reside.

     

    Child support is referred to as the money one parent provides the other parent to financially support their child or children, or in a shared custody scenario, money that both parents pay to one another to financially support their child/children. Visit our Child Support page for more information.

     

     

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    What is Family Mediation?

    Separation can be a painful, challenging process. Family mediation is ultimately designed to make the child support and spousal support process less difficult, by creating an environment that will allow both parties to dissolve their partnership amicably. With family mediation, a qualified family support 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 spousal maintenance to child support.

    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.

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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

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

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    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.

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    Our Difference

    We offer a complete suite of affordable in-person and online family support 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 mediation process.

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

    With the help of state-of-the-art software, referencing the Federal Child Support Guidelines and the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines we can help to provide an accurate calculation that ensures the best possible future for your children, as well as an outcome that each of you feel is fair.

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

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    Transparent. Low Cost. Convenient.

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

    Turning Point Family Mediation is here to help facilitate the necessary
    discussions on entitlement and spousal support amounts. All while providing a
    straightforward pathway towards a confidential separation resolution.

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    Our Process

    Our process for in-person or online mediation 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 process.

    Discover our straightforward step-by-step process below.

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    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

    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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