What is Mediation, what it means to you?

  • A primary goal of mediation is to help the parties settle faster than litigation and as a result, is less expensive.

  • Mediation involves creating a forum between the disputing parties where sincere discussions about the dispute can take place and common solutions can be found.

  • Mediation has become the method of choice for resolving disputes in different situations. These include personal injury, construction, workers’ compensation, domestic relations, and labour relations to name a few.

  • There are several types of mediation services for different situations.

  • In separation and divorce, you and your spouse will sit down together with the neutral mediator you have both agreed to work with, and you will all discuss your concerns, wishes, feelings and anything else related to your separation.

What is Mediation | Mediation Meaning | Mediation Definition
  • Workplace and Employment Disputes

    • Wrongful Termination
    • Discrimination
    • Harassment – Bullying
    • Grievances
  • Community and Local Government

    • Public Bodies
    • Environmental / Local Authority
    • Local Community / Neighbour Disputes
    • Property
    • Landlord / Tenant / Rent / Leasing / Rent
  • Reviews

    • Management Companies / Homeowners
    • Builders / Sub Contractors / Homeowners
  • Disputes

    • Building Construction
  • Commercial / Civil

    • Commercial Disputes Between Companies
    • Contracts Of Any Kind
    • Partnership / Shareholder Disputes
    • Debt Recovery / Creditor Disputes
    • Loan / Bank Settlements
  • Medical

    • Medical Malpractice
    • Personal Injury
  • Sports Disputes

    • Eligibility Rules
    • Selection Criteria
    • Contractual / Commercial Disputes
  • Family

    • Prenuptial/Premarital Agreements
    • Separation / Divorce
    • Wills / Succession / Estate Disputes
    • Spousal Support / Child Support
    • Parenting Plans (Child Custody And Visitation)
    • Eldercare Issues (Living Wills)
    • Family Businesses
    • Farm / Land Related Disputes
    • Adult Sibling Conflicts
    • Disputes Between Parents And Adult Children
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Mediation Definition and types of mediation services

Mediation meaning in law

When asked to “define mediate” I say Soft Landing

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To “define mediate” We need to understand the advantages!

  • Mediation is about learning – during our sessions you are likely to learn potentially uncomfortable things that must be addressed before you can move forward.

  • Mediation is about listening – both spouses will get an equal opportunity to tell their side of the story during mediation, and both parties must be prepared to hear the other out.

  • Mediation is about the future – this is not the time to rehash all the bad things from the past. No one can change what’s happened, but you can influence the future.

  • Mediation will be emotional – there will be times you feel like crying, laughing or yelling. I’ve seen it all. It’s all part of the process of getting to an agreement that lets you both move on with your lives.

We help smart and successful 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 CDFA

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I help smart and successful 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. You can work with me by video conference or with a DTSW associate at any of our 6 DTSW Greater Toronto mediation centers, including | Aurora | Barrie | North York | Vaughan | Mississauga | Scarborough.

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