Before scheduling the first mediation session, a Mediator will contact each of you by telephone. This initial conversation is used as an opportunity to obtain basic information and to answer any questions you may have.
The joint consultation will be used to explain the mediation process and costs associated with each customized package. The Mediator will provide you with a list of important documents needed so that the mediation process can proceed smoothly and within a reasonable time frame.
Individual meetings are held separately and are used as an opportunity to discuss, in confidence, your priorities, concerns and issues. This time will also be used to screen your suitability for mediation.
During the joint mediation sessions, you and your spouse will work together toward a common goal; to develop an Agreement that is uniquely suited to your situation and family. Through the mediation process and with the help of a Mediator, you will find ways to integrate your concerns and achieve a settlement that will work in the best interest of you and your family.
In this final meeting the Mediator will review the Separation Agreement package and discuss the important steps needed to move forward as per your Agreement. Before signing the document, you are encouraged to seek Independent Legal Advice (ILA).