About Positive Solutions Divorce Services®

Positive Solutions Divorce Services® provides professional guidance to separating couples wanting amicable solutions to their separation and divorce.

Positive Solutions Divorce Services® was established in 2008 by Bev Lewis and is one of the largest private mediation companies in Ontario.

The company’s Head Office is located in Barrie, Ontario, Canada and has 25 office locations in Southern Ontario.  Our plan is to have offices in every major city in Ontario by 2020.

 

Winner of the 2016 BMO Celebrating Women
for Expansion & Growth in Small Business

Congratulations!  You have been honoured through the annual BMO Celebrating Women program in the category of Expansion and Growth in Small Business. You have been recognized as a leader in your community and we’re proud to honour you for your accomplishments.

You have persevered and excelled in a way that’s inspiring to others and you have made developments in the advancement of women through your leadership and hard work.  We are pleased to highlight, and stand behind your remarkable achievements.

A Little About Me

Hi, my name is Bev Lewis, and have made it my mission to keep separating couples out of the adversarial court system.

I began my journey in mediation after I went through my own divorce in August of 2002.  For years my ex-husband and I were in and out of court fighting against each other when we should have been working together for what was in the best interest of our family.

My life changed completely when one of the judges hearing our case ordered us to attend mediation.  After years of court battles we were given the gift of an alternative approach to what was already a devastating situation. Although significant damage had already been done to our family unit, we finally had the opportunity to talk to each other with the help of a neutral 3rd party to guide us through the challenges we were having.  Through mediation we were able to create an agreement that not only worked for us, but for our children as well.

The experience of mediation was so powerful that I became passionate about creating an alternative to the adversarial system.  I was determined to create a process so other couples could avoid the emotional and financial whirlwind that I had experienced.

I started Positive Solutions Divorce Services in 2008 and I have been very fortunate to work with some amazing clients over the years.  Because of my own personal experiences, I can appreciate the emotional roller-coaster that comes with separation and divorce. My experience showed me the positive benefits of mediation and taught me both compassion and empathy for every client I meet.

Let me help you create an Agreement that works for you and your family.  When you’re ready, I’m here for you.

Bev Lewis

What Is Mediation?

Divorce Mediation is a process of settling matters between you and your spouse as you prepare to separate.  Mediation allows you to work together to address the important details of your separation with the assistance of an impartial third-party, the mediator.

The mediator acts as a facilitator to help the parties resolve their divorce issues. These may include residential arrangements for your children, division of your property, including assets and debt, and calculating child and/or spousal support.

Communication and Cooperation are the keys to successful mediation.  Throughout the process couples are able to find ways to integrate their concerns and achieve a settlement that works for each of them.  Since mediators are not emotionally invested in the outcome, they may be able to bring you options that you may not have considered.

At Positive Solutions Divorce Services® our mediators support you through every step of the process with the goal of maintaining amicable relationships, encouraging personal responsibility and improving communication and joint decision making.

What the Experts Say About Us

Ernie Tannis

B.A., JD., C.MED. ACC. MED. (DAFM)

“In the evolution of Family Law, and specifically in the field of divorce/ separation mediation, Positive Solutions Divorce Services exhibits leaderships in Ontario with intentions to expand across Canada.  The manner in which their services are being offered to the public, their comprehensive approach and the integrity of their programs is a positive addition as a service option for couples in transition.”

(Ernest G. Tannis, Ottawa, Ontario, is an internationally-renowned Canadian author, Solicitor, Family Law Mediator, Collaborative Family Law Lawyer, Speaker and Pioneer in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Mediation and Negotiation)

We Promised A Great Experience…. And Delivered