Divorce mediationÂ is a process that promotes effective communication, creative solutionsÂ and the resolution of conflict in a mutually agreeable manner. The way that issues becomeÂ resolved can have a tremendous effect on a familyâ€™s adjustment to separation and future relationships with one another. All disputes can be resolved through mediation. Whether it is decision making,Â parenting time, the division of assets and debts or how income should be shared orÂ any other number of issues, mediation can lead to the best possible outcome.
Mediation is best suited toÂ couples that are committed to working toward aÂ solution to their dispute. Parties do not have to feel friendly to one another. In fact,Â it is very common for there to be feelings of anger, mistrust and trepidation aboutÂ the other party - this is normal. The most important element is that both parties want to work toward a solution. Thus, mediation requires both parties to be involved in the process.
A mediatedÂ resolution can only be achieved through the participation of both parties to aÂ dispute so both people need to be willing to work with the mediator to achieve aÂ solution. Mediation is a cooperative process - instead of attacking one another, the parties decide to tackle their problems together to work towards a mutual solution. This builds communication skills that can be used in futureÂ planning and parenting, which is of course critical when children are involved in a divorce.
Finally, mediation also promotes understanding which can lead toÂ the foundation of a more cooperative relationship after divorce. This is another great advantage of using mediation for your divorce.
Mediation is not for everyone. There are instances in which mediation will not be suitable to resolve your divorce, such as when Child Family Services is actively involved, when there is a history of severe abuse or when a child has been abducted from theÂ jurisdiction.
Each and every divorce, couple and family are unique. Let's get started with an initial consultation - completely complimentary and confidential. We can discuss the process of divorce mediation in greater detail as well as other options available, including arbitration or mediation with arbitration. Our team will walk you through the process and provide you with the information to help you make a decision on how to move forward. Click here to connect with our team to book your complimentary consultation.
There are several options for couples to divorce in Alberta, including traditional divorce (which generally involves litigation or the legal system), divorce mediation, arbitration, or mediation with arbitration. Jones Divorce Mediation Inc. specializes in divorce mediation and arbitration with a philosophy of working collaboratively with couple and families to createÂ a positive path forward and ultimate resolution.
In our last post, we outlined several advantages of mediation for divorce. You can view this post here. Following are the remaining advances of utilizing divorce mediation to support your divorce. Generally speaking, mediation tends to result in a more customized, personal and cost-effective result as compared to other dispute resolution methods. Here are a few more benefits of divorce mediation:
Benefit from our Experience
With Jones Divorce Mediation Inc., you can be confident that you are in good hands. The professional with whom you will be working has a law degree, additional training in conflict resolution, mediation and/or arbitration and many years of experience practicing law exclusively in the areas of family and divorce law. As a result, clients can feel confident in the information being provided, allowing them to make informed, sound decisions to achieve the best solution for themselves and their family.
Let's get started - book a complimentary consultation to meet in-person with a member of our team. We can further discuss the benefits of mediation and the specifics of your unique situation. Click here to book your consultation.Â Do you have other questions? Connect with our team here.
If you are going through or considering separationÂ in Alberta, divorce mediation is one of several dispute resolutions available to you. There are several distinct advantages of meditation as compared to divorce litigation. It is important to bear in mind that each family situation is unique - we suggest starting out with a complimentary consultation to learn more aboutÂ all of theÂ options available to you.Â Divorce is not simple - it is important that you understand your options and work with a professional team to support you in the process.
Read Part II of this article here.Â
There are seven other benefits to divorce mediation that we'll share with you in our next post. In the meantime, if you have questions about your divorce and the options available to you, connect with our team to set up a complimentary consultation. We can discuss your options in a confidential, professional setting to assist you with determining your best path forward. Click here to book your complimentary consultation.
DivorceÂ arbitration can be a suitable dispute resolution channelÂ for clients that are unable to reach a mutually agreeable resolution. An arbitration is akin to a court trial and an arbitrated decision takes the place of a trial judgment.Â The divorce arbitration process is private and confidential, unlike litigation that takes place in open court with documentation accessible to the public. In contrast, divorce arbitration services traditionally takeÂ place in a private boardroom. Our divorce arbitration process is build on the premise of flexibility and simplicity - weÂ walk clients through the entire process step by step, in order to accommodate clients that prefer not to retain divorce lawyers (although anyone is free to attend arbitration with a divorce lawyer).
The arbitration process always involves 3 phases
When there are emergent matters that need to be resolved in advance of the arbitration hearing itself the arbitration process will also involve interim applications. Â You can find more detailed information on each element of theÂ arbitration process here.
The length of an arbitration varies depending on the availability of the parties, the arbitrator and any legal counsel involved, the number and complexity of the issues requiring resolution and the number of witnesses involved in the arbitration hearing.
Typically an arbitration lasts between one (1) and ten (10) days. An arbitration award (the binding decision rendered by the arbitrator) is usually rendered within one month of the conclusion of the arbitration hearing.
If you are facing divorce, it is crucial that you understand all of your options - these may include working with a divorce lawyer, mediation, arbitration, or mediation with arbitration. Each and every family situation is unique, so we recommend booking a complimentary consultation with our team to learn more about each option and what mayÂ work best for you and your family. It is important that you not only understand all of your options but that you work with a team of professionals to help you achieve resolution and a clear path forward. Connect with us ifÂ you are ready to get started.