The Role of the Family Mediator

Family Mediators are trained to assist couples who are separating or divorcing in finding creative options for the resolution of their disputes; options that place the needs of any children at the centre of their agreement.

The Mediator:

  • Facilitates communication and problem solving
  • Provides a safe and supportive setting to discuss issues
  • Ensures discussions are meaningful and respectful
  • Assists people to identify needs, create and evaluate solutions, make decisions and word their own agreements
  • Encourages parents to assess their current financial situation and determine how they will provide for future needs
  • Offers clients information on other community resources
  • Acts in a neutral, unbiased and non-judgmental manner

When mediation is over, the mediator prepares a Summary of the matters agreed upon by the parties and gives a copy to each party.

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