Mediation

Grey Divorce is on the Rise – What are the Implications?

We plan for many things in life. We plan for graduation, our first car, the first home we purchase. We plan for marriage and, perhaps, children. However, most Nova Scotians – most Canadians – never plan for the end of marriage. We’re especially unprepared for the end of long-term marriages, those that exceed 25 years…. Read More…

Are Men Better Dads After Divorce?

Now I know this headline is going to be a contentious point for some readers, however, it’s a question I’ve been asked more times than I can count. The first time was in 2011 when I started to work as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. In 2013, I received training in the Collaborative Law team… Read More…

When is Mediation the Right Option?

It is important to know that not all situations are appropriate for mediation. In the last year, I have done several workshops with the Nova Scotia Community Health Team. The most common inquiries at these public workshops have to do with disputes regarding shared driveways or fences. Many of these participants have already been to… Read More…

What You Need To Know To Achieve a Successful Divorce

Believe it or not, there are five different types of processes for you to choose from when going through a divorce. Choosing the right process will be the key to a successful resolution. It’s important to review each option and to understand that the option your best friend chose may not be the right option… Read More…

Divorce Mediation Procedures Explained

Initiating Mediation Both parties must be willing to participate in divorce mediation – it cannot be forced onto a partner or spouse. In many cases, one partner contacts a divorce mediator for information about the procedure. Every mediator has their own procedure. In our firm, each party must complete the intake form and schedule an… Read More…

How Mediation Is Very Different from Meditation

The confusion between the two words actually comes up more often than you might think… In September of 2017 I was hosting a seminar on “Mediation: A Healthier Way of Resolving Dispute and/or Conflict: Alternative to Court”. I thought the title clearly stated what I was going to be talking about. As I was preparing… Read More…

Where To Start If You Are Thinking Of Mediation For Your Divorce

Mediation is a better way to guide couples through the difficult challenges that surround separation and divorce. Mediation diffuses conflict and promotes communication. Mediation does not just avoid the hostilities that litigation can create, it preserves important assets that litigation can consume. The mediator remains neutral and helps you and your partner create an agreement… Read More…

Mediation is Neutral and Cost Effective

Mediation has been around for a very long time. The process allows all parties to come together in a non-judgmental environment where the mediator remains neutral. In this space all parties feel safe to share their interests and goals for a successful resolution. One of the key reasons parties are attracted to mediation is because… Read More…

Why Mediation? A Healthier Way of Resolving Conflict

Here are 4 Benefits of Mediation: Less Emotionally Damaging More Efficient and Private More Affordable The results bring into account all parties interests Mediation does not just avoid the hostilities that litigation can create it preserves important assets that litigation can consume. Mediation diffuses conflict and promotes communication. When you choose mediation you have made… Read More…

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