Separation and divorce are life-altering events that can leave you feeling lost and overwhelmed. Family mediation can provide a structured, neutral environment to resolve disputes and reach agreements. This article presents an essential checklist to help you prepare for family mediation and make the process as smooth as possible.
Identify the Family Mediation Issues
Prepare Documentation for Family Mediation
Consult a Lawyer for Family Mediation
Prepare Your Family Mediation Case
Plan for Negotiation in Family Mediation
Mental and Emotional Preparation for Family Mediation
Logistical Preparation for Family Mediation
Additional Considerations for Family Mediation
Remember, every family situation is unique, and this checklist should be adapted to fit individual circumstances. It is highly recommended that you seek legal advice from a family law lawyer prior to participating in family mediation in respect of a separation or divorce.
If you’re going through a separation or divorce and need help navigating the process, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team is here to provide guidance and support. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a peaceful resolution.
Justice Canada Family Law – This is a comprehensive resource from the Canadian government that provides information on family law in general.
Ontario Family Law Rules – The official family law rules for Ontario, Canada.
Legal Aid Ontario – Legal Aid Ontario provides legal assistance for low-income people living in Ontario.
Cheryl Goldhart is a mediator that can make a difference.Cheryl’s notable experience and expertise include:
- nearly 40 years of experience as a family law lawyer;
- being recognized by the Law Society of Ontario as a Certified Family Law Specialist;
- designation as an Accredited Family Mediator by the Ontario Association for Family Mediation;
- being a Designated ADR Professional of the ADR Institute of Ontario;
- a Masters degree in counselling;
- Member of Board of Directors of Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario;
- being a recipient of many awards and accolades for her work and contributions in the area of Family Law, including the Ontario Bar Association’s Award For Excellence In Family Law, which is awarded to a single outstanding nominee annually.