Callioux Family Law & Mediation | Edmonton Family Lawyers

Mediation

Divorce and Family Solutions without the Courts.

Why Mediation?

It may surprise people to learn that parties who have the assistance of a quality professional mediator are quite often able to reach an agreement that works for both of them.  An experienced mediator who is also an experienced family law lawyer, is best able to explain the ranges of options available to the parties and help them craft an agreement that is mutually beneficial. 

THE THIRD SIDE:

People mistakenly believe that mediators will only “split the middle” or find the mid-point position between the parties two sides.  Our skilled mediators are a neutral party that is able to represent the “Third Side” of the issue.  Our mediative process will seek out the motivations and interests of each party and help the parties find settlement that satisfies both of them.  This process helps to reduce the emotional pain of high conflict court battles and significant reduces your costs compared to standard family law files.

In our process we ensure that each party is fully informed of their legal rights and obligations and the financial circumstances of the family. 

As fully qualified lawyers, our mediators can create legally binding agreements and orders, which are enforceable by the courts.  We can finalize your separation and/or divorce and all necessary legal documents that are required.*

We have an established system for mediation that is proven to be effective at saving both time and money.

Call us to find out more about our “Third Side” mediation project.

What issues can mediation deal with?

Mediation can be effective for all types of family law issues.  This can include, but is not limited to:

  • Divorce

  • Common-law

  • Property

  • Parenting, Custody and Access

  • Guardianship and parenting time

  • Child Support and Spousal Support and reviews of support

  • Grandparent and Foster Parent contact

  • Step Parent Issues

  • Post separation or divorce parenting conflicts

  • Child Welfare matters

Situations that may not be suitable for mediation:

While we have completed mediation in all types of files, there are some situations where mediation may not be recommended.  Some of these situations may include:

  • Where serious mental health issues prevent one party from being able to enter into a contracted agreement, or otherwise interferes with the ability to negotiate.

  • Serious domestic violence including emotional or physical abuse or threats of abuse of one party or the children.

  • Where one party is under pressure or duress from the other party.

  • Serious Drug or Alcohol addictions.

If any of the above issues are present in your situation, or have been present historically, please discuss with our mediators so we can determine if this program is right for you. 

 

 

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