What is Family Mediation?

Family Mediation is a voluntary and co-operative process where a trained family mediator helps separating or divorcing couples to resolve a variety of issues related to the break-up of their relationship.

During mediation, couples develop a plan and reach an agreement that they believe is fair, workable and meets their needs and the needs of their children. Couples discuss things like:

  • How and when to separate
  • Parenting plans and principles (including custody and access)
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Division of property
  • Other important issues regarding separation and divorce

Couples may choose to resolve all issues or only some issues through the mediation process.

Learn more about the mediation process, the benefits and the professionals who should be guiding you through the process by following the links below: