Consider family mediation when addressing matters of divorce, separation, and child custody issues.
At Coley Hennessy Cassis Ewasko, we see mediation as an interest-based process that addresses conflict within a family. Working as a non-adversarial meeting between conflicting parties, our Edmonton family lawyers work with our clients in finding a reasonable settlement and understanding amongst all involved. In agreeing to work through a mediation process, our family law clients in Edmonton gain the advantage of reaching an outcome that is within their control, and avoids the costs of the local court system.
Working through a family mediation process with our Edmonton family law office, clients experience an informal setting that ensures confidentiality, while following a structured process that resolves matters before they escalate to the point of costly litigation.
While mediation is clearly a cost-effective approach to resolving family conflicts and disputes, other benefits include:
- Saving valuable time in legal process
- Less confrontational
- Affordable for all parties involved
- Outcomes are controlled by involved parties
- Increased level of satisfaction by involved parties
Mediation Assist When Children are Involved
In the case of children, mediation helps improve communication between parents and teaches them to become a successful and cooperative parenting team in the case of separation or divorce. In all cases it helps all parties focus on solutions rather than emotional reactions and to create a better settlement for both parties.
Mediation is a successful tool for:
- division of property
- spousal support
- understanding assets and liabilities
- custody and guardianship
- child support
Faster and Less Expensive
Mediation can resolve separation and divorce matters by developing a business-like approach to the agreement. It allows all parties involved to move on with their lives through a fast and streamlined mediation process. It eliminates court cases, legal paperwork and ongoing legal costs. In the case in which children are involved, family law mediation is for their benefit. It maintains communication between the parents and seeks to settle matters in an amicable way.
Select a Legal Mediator
When choosing a mediator in the Edmonton area, consider a number of important factors in your decision. All mediators should convey and heightened level of:
- Impartiality – must remain neutral to all involved parties
- Confidentiality – a legal mediator must keep matters confidential, unless required by law.
- Do No Harm – legal mediators must avoid causing harm to any involved parties.
Professional mediation can be very effective in addressing divorce, separation, the custody of a child, and the division of assets. If you would like to explore the mediation process with one of our family lawyers in Edmonton, please contact our family law office to book an appointment. Family mediation can be the most cost-effective and time saving approach to solving your family conflict.