What to know about mediation?
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Frequently asked questions
The judicial process to go through during a divorce can be very expensive. Fortunately, mediation can help to greatly reduce the costs defrayed by promoting understanding between the parties rather than using the courts. The mediator may accompany them throughout the process by informing them of neutral and impartial manner and in guiding them in their dealing. He can also proceed with the various judicial procedures for the declaration of divorce.
The following situations qualify for funded mediation sessions for a total 5 hours:
- Divorce or separation of a married couple with one or more dependent children;
- Separation of de facto spouses (common-law marriage) with one or more dependent children;
The following situations qualify for funded mediation sessions for a total of 2.5 hours:
- Couples who are already divorced and wish to review the terms of their divorce judgment;
- Couples who are already separated and wish to review the terms of their separation judgment;
- Couples who have lived as de facto spouses with dependent children and wish to review the terms of their separation judgment;
If additional appointments are required, they are available at a regulated hourly rate of 110 dollars.
This service is also offered to childless couples who are not illegible to government-funded mediation at an hourly rate determined by the mediator.
Can court action be taken in relation to our settlement? Is this included in the government-funded program?
The government-funded program does not include entering into legal procedures. On a flat rate basis, our firm can obtain and prepare all of the necessary documents of a separation or divorce application.