Section 9 (2) of the Divorce Act
9 (2) It is the duty of every … lawyer … on behalf of a spouse in a divorce proceeding to discuss with the spouse the advisability of negotiating the matters that may be the subject of a support order or a custody order and to inform the spouse of the mediation facilities known to him or her that might be able to assist the spouses in negotiating those matters.
Proposed amendments to the Divorce Act (Bill C-78)
7.2, 7.3 “A party shall … to the best of their ability, protect any child of the marriage from conflict arising from the proceeding”; “… the parties … shall try to resolve the matters … through a family dispute resolution process.” Emphasis added in both of the above
If you’re going through a divorce or separation, get a divorce mediator from The Resolution Alternative to help ease the stress you may be feeling. We are especially vigilant where there may be power imbalances, or mistreatment of one person by the other. If you could really use an impartial third party, it’s best to find a mediator who can work hard to help you avoid adversarial confrontations and costly court fees. When both sides reach agreement faster, your family can reduce or avoid continuing added emotional stress,
If you’re going through a divorce or separation, get a divorce mediator from The Resolution Alternative to help ease the stress you may be feeling. We are especially vigilant where there may be power imbalances, or mistreatment of one person by the other. If you need an impartial third party, it’s best to find a mediator who can work hard to help you avoid adversarial confrontations and costly court fees. Your family can avoid continuing added emotional stress, when both sides reach agreement faster.
Many people worry about:
- What will happen with the children?
- How will child support work, now and in the future?
- Am I eligible to receive spousal support? Will I have to pay any? If so, how much?
- My partner has always handled the finances. How do I get details on the real position?
- We own a house. How will we deal with it?
- The other party has a pension, but I don’t. How does that work?
- What about Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)?
- What about property outside of Ontario?
- I received a gift from my parents, or an inheritance. Do I need to share that?
- My partner is self-employed. Does that change things, and if so, how?
- …and many more that arise in the specific situation of the two people involved.
We can handle complicated divorce-related issues through working with both parties to create several possible solutions. We’ll strive to find solutions that will work best for your family. When you secure our services, you should expect:
- ‘Comprehensive’ mediation
- Flexible scheduling
- Prompt response times
- Impartial, professional, service
- Attention to detail
- Reasonable cost
If you’d like help with what you are going through, contact The Resolution Alternative and get a mediator. We’ll help you determine what steps you need to take that may resolve your problems efficiently and promptly. Our policy is to speak with both parties by phone, at no charge, even before any actual meeting. Both parties must feel comfortable with the idea of mediation and the mediator. We’re available Monday through Friday by appointment. We look forward to serving your needs soon.
Mediation-when you want to avoid an expensive, damaging, legal battle.