Some of the issues a family mediator can help you with are:
With children involved, Separation/Divorce means that you cannot make a clean break and never deal with the other co-parent again. You and your co-parent know your children better than anyone else and know what is best for them moving forward.
In mediation, you can develop a Parenting Plan that works for everyone. You have the freedom to custom design a personalized Parenting Plan that both parents agree is in the best interests of the children. Moving forward, everyone will understand their obligations in making sure they are the best co-parents they can be.
Changing an Existing
Agreement or Order
After some time, your agreements or Court Orders may become dated. They may not reflect what the current situation with your family is, and changes are needed. Mediation is a way for the parties to come together, discuss those changes and agree on what to do moving forward.
Cohabitation Agreement Or
Before moving in together or getting married, it can be awkward to talk about what would happen in the event the relationship fails. A family mediator can walk you through that process, and help you discuss what would happen if it does.
Co-Parent Coaching and Instruction
The services offered are:
New Ways for Families
Parent Program Coaching
Co-Parent Decision Skills Classes
Conflict Management Coaching
Family Arbitration Screening
With the backlog in the Family Court system, some people are choosing to use arbitration. This allows them to resolve their family law dispute quickly and privately.
Part of the process to use Family Arbitration is that a third party is required by law to do the initial screening. This is usually contracted out by the arbitrator. Glenndon Whitaker will meet both parties for a flat fee and provide the arbitrator with a written report.
Glenndon wrote an article in the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario Newsletter about Family Arbitration Screening – you can read it here.