Family mediation – amicable separation

5 Hours of free mediation to help you along!

  • You are a couple
  • You have children
  • You no longer get along

YOUR BEST MOVE: FAMILY MEDIATION

Who can use family mediation?

All parents with dependant children can use family mediation

 

Which situations require using mediation?

You may use family mediation at any time. Following are the more common situations:

1
You are separating, but before initiating legal proceedings, you need information and a settlement agreement.
2
You prefer to avoid long and costly court proceedings and conclude a settlement agreement with the help of a mediator notary.
3
You have filed your divorce application, but have yet to have your day in court in light of disagreements relevant to the custody of the children, the division of assets…
4
You have obtained a judgment or an agreement, but changes have occurred.

Which subjects can you cover during mediation?

1
Parental authority (decisions about health, religion, education…);
2
Child custody;
3
Child support;
4
Shared financial responsibilities (tuition fees, childcare…);
5
Division of assets (family estate and other marriage property rights, jointly acquired property);

Must you cover each of these subjects during mediation?

You are under no obligation to cover all of these subjects during mediation. The mediation can be « comprehensive or partial ».

The comprehensive mediation enables you to cover every subject

If your disagreements involve only a few of them, a partial mediation will be sufficient.

And then?

  • WITH COURT PROCEEDINGS:

If following your mediation, you elect to go to court, the mediator will provide it with a report underlining the presence of each party and the agreements concluded.

Good to know:

The mediation remains confidential. The report will only state the subjects under the agreement.

  • Without court proceedings:

You may also elect to proceed without going to court and to respect the agreements entered during the mediation.

Good to know:

If you fear that one of the two parents will not respect the agreement, you can have it certified by a special clerk. The agreement will have the same power as a court judgment.

 

 

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