Family Mediation: A Path to Peaceful Resolutions

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What happens if an agreement isn’t reached in mediation?Ken Maynard CDFA, Acc.FM2024-05-31T10:23:37-04:00

If an agreement is not reached, parties may need to seek resolution through court. However, mediation often helps narrow down the issues, making subsequent legal processes more focused.

Can family mediation help with financial disputes?Ken Maynard CDFA, Acc.FM2024-05-31T10:22:35-04:00

Yes, family mediation can address financial disputes, including property division, spousal support, and debt allocation. Mediators help both parties come to a fair and equitable resolution.

Is family mediation legally binding?Ken Maynard CDFA, Acc.FM2024-05-31T10:21:26-04:00

Yes, agreements reached in family mediation can be made legally binding if both parties agree and the agreement is formalized in a written document, often reviewed by lawyers.

Why choose family mediation over going to court?Ken Maynard CDFA, Acc.FM2024-05-31T10:19:35-04:00

Family mediation is less adversarial, more cost-effective, and quicker than court proceedings. It allows for more control over the outcome and helps maintain amicable relationships, which is especially important when children are involved.

How long does the family mediation process take?Ken Maynard CDFA, Acc.FM2024-05-31T10:17:57-04:00

The length of the mediation process varies but typically takes a few sessions over several weeks. Each session can last from 1 to 2 hours, depending on the complexity of the issues.

Do you need a lawyer during family mediation?Ken Maynard CDFA, Acc.FM2024-05-31T10:16:49-04:00

No, you do not need a lawyer during mediation, but it is advisable to seek independent legal advice before finalizing any agreement to ensure your rights are protected.

What are the steps to start family mediation?Ken Maynard CDFA, Acc.FM2024-05-31T10:15:37-04:00

To start family mediation, you need to find a certified mediator, schedule an initial consultation, and attend an information session. Both parties must agree to participate, and then mediation sessions can begin.

Can a family mediator help with child custody arrangements?Ken Maynard CDFA, Acc.FM2024-05-31T10:14:29-04:00

Yes, a family mediator can assist in creating a parenting plan that works for both parties, focusing on the best interests of the children. They help parents communicate effectively and agree on custody and visitation schedules.

How does family mediation work?Ken Maynard CDFA, Acc.FM2024-05-31T10:13:40-04:00

Family mediation involves both parties meeting with a mediator to discuss and resolve disputes. The mediator guides the conversation, ensuring both parties are heard and helping them find common ground. Sessions are confidential, and the goal is to create a legally binding agreement.

What is a family mediator and what do they do?Ken Maynard CDFA, Acc.FM2024-05-31T10:12:48-04:00

A family mediator is a neutral third party trained in dispute resolution who helps separating couples resolve issues such as child custody, property division, and financial matters without going to court. They facilitate discussions, helping families make decisions and reach mutually beneficial agreements.

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Ken Maynard CDFA, Acc.FM

I assist intelligent and successful couples in crafting rapid, custom separation agreements that pave the way for a smooth transition towards a secure future. This efficient process is achieved in about four meetings, effectively sidestepping the excessive conflicts, confusion, and costs commonly linked to legal proceedings. Clients have the flexibility to collaborate with me either via video conference or in-person through a DTSW associate at any of our six Greater Toronto mediation centers, located in Aurora, Barrie, North York, Vaughan, Mississauga, and Scarborough.

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