For couples looking to end their relationship, a mediator provides a reliable and cooperative way of getting the process done. Can a mediator write a separation agreement? Yes, they can.
What is the role of a mediator?
A mediator provides guidance and support to a couple by walking them through any issues they may have during the separation process. The mediator is an impartial third party that helps both spouses come to a compromise.
Why have a separation agreement?
When it comes to divorce finalization, couples will need a separation agreement. This agreement covers asset divisions, child support, debt sharing, and much more. The couple can write their own contracts, but they will need to take their contracts to their lawyers and get the proper counsel before signing. With a mediator, the entire process will be quicker and more effective, and it will be much cheaper than going to court. So, if you want to save some money, a mediator is a great way to get things done.
This option also provides more control over how everything will be handled. Courts make all the decisions if you leave your fate in their hands, but with a separation agreement and mediation, things are under your control.
The entire separation agreement process will also make things more cordial between you and your spouse. It facilitates open communication, and it takes care of all the disagreements that could otherwise occur. You get to calmly work with your spouse and come to a proper understanding.
Lastly, the separation agreement will minimize the strain on your kids while providing them with a proper example of how to resolve issues. Whenever you’re ready to begin with the process, there will be a mediator to help ease your stress and improve amicability.
Ken S. Maynard is an Ontario Accredited Divorce Mediator (Acc.FM) and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA). He is a specialist in comprehensive divorce mediation services resulting in a separation agreement. You can meet with Ken at any of the 6 DTSW Greater Toronto mediation centres including | Aurora | Barrie | North York | Vaughan | Mississauga | Scarborough