Your children mean everything to you. The last thing you want is to cause them undue stress, anxiety, or unhappiness because of your recent separation or impending divorce. If you’re looking for a family mediator in Toronto to help you and your spouse effectively and amicably reach an agreement, Divorce Angels has a vetted list of professional and experienced family mediators throughout the Greater Toronto Area. We’ll help you find the mediation services that best suit your needs.
Why Choose a Family Mediator?
Family mediation is considered a softer alternative to dispute resolution. If you and your spouse are willing and able to resolve your issues in a rational and respectful manner without the long, arduous and costly process of litigation, then family mediation may be the best solution for you. Why choose a family mediator?
- It’s voluntary.
- It’s confidential. Nothing you discuss with your mediator can be used in court unless there are issues concerning the safety of your children.
- It is often produces quicker results than litigation. Depending on your circumstances, family mediation can take a matter of hours. The court process can take months or even years to resolve.
- It allows you and your spouse to focus on your children’s best interest.
- It gives you and your spouse control over your children’s future. In a court proceeding, a judge has the power to make a final ruling.
What to Expect from a Toronto Family Mediator
A family mediator’s role is not to provide legal advice or a legal opinion. While they often have backgrounds in law, they can also be psychologists, social workers, or counsellors. During the mediation process, be prepared to discuss your needs and to come up with a resolution for the future wellbeing of your children, which, in the event of your separation or divorce, may include: custody arrangements, child and spousal support, division of assets, including net family property and other issues. If you and your spouse are able to communicate effectively on these important issues, mediation is recommended. A mediator will also help you both stay on track of your goals and maintain a respectful and fair conversation. Your mediator is a neutral third party.
Some couples seek the advice of a lawyer before entering into the mediation process, or choose to have their lawyer present. You may choose to consult a lawyer before speaking with a mediator, in which case we invite you to visit our vetted list of family law lawyers in Toronto and surrounding GTA.
Is Family Mediation Right for You?
Divorce Angels will guide you through the process of finding the right mediator in Toronto who has helped many couples reach a fair resolution. Family mediation is only an effective solution if both parties can be respectful and fair about family-related issues. Feel free to consult our list of vetted family mediation services in Toronto and the GTA.