Couples Mediation Services for a Divorce Soft Landing

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Common Financial Issued Addressed in Mediation

There are several financial issues you will want to address when negotiating your divorce settlement. Here, I summarize the main ones with links to resources.

Recent Client Testimonials

Separation and divorce are one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. And mine, even though we believed things were amicable, still had a level of tension and stress we didn’t expect. Divorce the Smartway helped to ensure my ex and I knew what we were entitled to and helped to make sure both of us were fair in what we were negotiating. People think they can do this on their own. And I was one of those people. Believe me, you cannot. Ken was professional and understood when emotions ran high. And made himself available for the many questions. Divorce the Smartway took a lot of the stress of paperwork and negotiating out of the way and helped me to focus on entering into a new phase of life.

Nancy P - Barrie, Ontario

The process of separation was confusing and emotionally charged. We wanted to limit the adversarial nature of sorting out the untangling of lives. Divorce the Smartway provided us with a solution that was fair, reasonably priced and most importantly left our dignity intact. I would highly recommend considering mediation as a option to the courts and was very happy with the way Ken and Lisa helped us find our soft landing.

SN – Vaughan

Stephen N - Vaughan, Ontario

Testimonials From Professionals

There is no question that Ken understands the relevant issues in
a family law context.. Most important, he performs these tasks with kindness, compassion and respect for the dignity of both parties’ positions during what can be a period of significant emotional turmoil.
EA - Family Law Lawyer - Simcoe County
Ken Maynard has worked hard for many years to become an expert in the divorce industry.

Ken and his team are top notch. He is very professional and very successful in negotiating divorce settlements. Litigation only results in everyone losing – a lot.

If you are thinking of divorcing or are working in the divorce industry, I highly recommend Ken. I have referred him to many clients with much success.

Maureen Tabuchi - Published Author at Empowering Women to Succeed
As a family specialist in mediation and collaborative law, I am impressed by Ken’s ability to guide clients through difficult and often emotional decisions as they move forward through life transitions.

Ken is creative in his approach to finding acceptable solutions for separating couples and their families.

He speaks candidly and competently. I highly recommend his services.

Deborah Alton
Should you come across anyone who is facing marriage breakup, do them a huge favour by counselling them to pursue mediation as an alternative to the antagonistic legal route. Ken provides a service that really helps people see past the emotional.
Dr. Les Galicinski

Who are my Typical Clients

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Is it necessary to go to family court2019-11-16T09:36:09-05:00
I’ve already hired a lawyer. Is it too late for mediation?2019-06-16T23:01:59-04:00

After starting with a lawyer, many of our clients find us. It is never too late to mediate.

I have a few more questions. What’s the best way to reach you?2019-06-16T22:54:36-04:00

If you have a question or two after reviewing our website, we recommend that you schedule a complimentary 15-minute call. We will address your questions and determine your next steps. You can do so by CLICKING HERE.

Why use mediation if we are unable to agree?2019-06-16T21:23:37-04:00

Most often it is not as much ‘not wanting’ to reach agreement but ‘knowing how’ to decide. A mediator can convey a fresh perspective. The mediator’s own experiences and knowledge can support the parties to explore alternatives that may not have previously considered.

I am skeptical mediation will work for us, is mediation expensive to try?2019-06-16T21:10:05-04:00

Lawyers and Family Court can always come later if no progress is made in mediation. With Divorce mediation you pay-as-you-go, there is limited financial jeopardy in trying to use mediation even if you are skeptical. You could devote a few hundred dollars to find out a settlement is not in reach and end up in Family Court anyway. However, there is a greater likelihood that you will settle in mediation if you start. In that event, you may have saved yourself tens of thousands of dollars

What if I don’t want to be in the same room as the other party?2019-06-16T14:34:09-04:00

I offer virtual divorce mediation services which can be conducted online so you don’t have to share the same space with your spouse.

What happens after divorce mediation?2019-06-16T14:36:43-04:00

After a comprehensive divorce mediation a separation agreement will be prepared. You will need a legal professional to review the separation agreement and confirm your understanding of the agreement by providing you with a Certificate of Independent Legal Advice. I will share with you a list of lawyers who will charge competitive fees to provide a Certificate of Independent Legal Advice without requiring a retainer

What if we don’t live near one of your offices?2019-06-16T14:12:46-04:00

That’s not a problem as we provide online mediation services that couples use, even if they are within easy reach of our offices.

Can I Only Get Finance-Related Divorce Mediation?2019-06-16T14:09:29-04:00

We can mediate across a whole range of divorce issues, but as we are financial experts, that’s the area in which we can add the most value.

Will you tell us what to do?2019-06-16T14:05:12-04:00

No, my job as Divorce Mediator is to get you talking with your spouse so you can sort things out between you, not to offer my opinions. If you hire me as a Certified Divorce Financial Advisor instead of a Mediator, I will be able to recommend the best division of assets as well as the best childcare and spousal support solutions. If you hire me in this role, I will not work as your Mediator.

What’s the best way to prepare for divorce mediation?2019-07-12T12:25:49-04:00

Start by gathering all your financial information. I can give you a list of things I’ll need if you email  Also, take time to think about what’s the most important result for you to get from your divorce settlement and what your partner might want. Draw up a list of areas you want to discuss during mediation, and be sure to enter into sessions with a determination to compromise over those things that don’t really matter that much. If your mediation is charged on an hourly basis, you don’t want to be wasting time arguing over trivialities.  You may want to checkout my ebook How to Prepare for Separation and Divorce HERE

Who pays for divorce mediation?2019-06-16T21:06:30-04:00

Usually, each party pays one-half of the cost of the mediation. However, there are also many cases in which one party agrees to pay all the cost or a higher percentage than the other. In some cases, one party pays for the mediation as cost occur, then gets reimbursed for one-half in the final property division.

How much does divorce mediation cost?2019-06-16T13:51:05-04:00

We offer mediation with a flat-fees for document preparation and an affordable per hour rate for mediation. A comprehensive settlement will cost between $2000 and $7000 depending on the complexity of your case.

Divorce in Ontario Soft Landing Settlement Method

We help conflicted and outcome-focused separating couples create separation agreements with clarity and soft landings for secure futures in 4 meetings or less without all the lawyer created overwhelming conflicts, confusion and costs.

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Ken S, Maynard Acc.FM CDFA

Divorce Advice