Arbitration: Pros and Cons

Today it is becoming more popular for families to choose arbitration as a viable alternative to contested litigation when resolving spousal disputes. This trend is due in part to the fact that many Canadian lawyers are choosing to include arbitration clauses in separation agreements. You may be wondering if this is something you should consider? …

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How to Avoid Common Impediments to Settlement

Generally, settlement is the best the way to address problems associated with the breakdown of a marriage. When parties can agree on the terms of their separation through mediation or other means, the result is that they avoid having to go to court. Parties who successfully negotiate a fair settlement enjoy the resulting workable agreement …

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Preparing for Mediation

Preparing for mediation will help you to achieve your desired outcomes. Family mediation is a voluntary, private process in which a neutral person – the mediator – helps you to reach a workable resolution with your spouse/partner. The mediator will not take sides nor force a resolution. Instead, mediators foster a constructive atmosphere with open …

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The Advantages of Mediation

The advantages of mediation cannot be overstated. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process facilitated by a neutral third party, called a mediator. While mediation does not take the place of legal advice from a Toronto divorce lawyer, it may aid parties to identify the core issues and to find mutually agreeable solutions. The role …

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Settlement: The Most Attractive Option

Settlement: The Most Attractive Option In Ontario, it is possible (and preferable in most cases) to keep support, property and custody issues from ever going to court. Dealing with all these issues privately is a great benefit as you can craft whatever solution works for you and your family. If any of these issues is not …

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Meeting with a Lawyer

Meeting with a lawyer Your first meeting with a Toronto divorce lawyer is critical. There are a few things you should think of and gather up before your first meeting. This will save time (and money) and allow your lawyer to give you a better understanding of your circumstances. 1. Think about what you have …

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Separation Agreement Anxiety

Separation Agreement Anxiety Separation is the most complex aspect of getting a divorce. You may not know the difference between the two concepts but separation and divorce are two separate events with different requirements and steps. In order to legally end your marriage in Ontario, you require both – a separation and a divorce. The …

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