Toronto Collaborative Divorce Information
Ontario Family Resolutions provides supportive services for those interested in alternatives to traditional routes in resolving family and divorce issues in Canada. Some traditional methods of resolving family/divorce issues involve court proceedings or negotiation of the issues through the parties’ respective lawyers. Collaborative law allows families in crisis to solve conflicts through proven cooperative techniques rather than through litigation. We encourage our clients to commit to negotiating a positive outcome that is fair and appropriate for each party through a third-party mediator without commencing litigation at any point during the negotiations.
Call (416) 818-4111 to learn how you can resolve
your family issues more amicably
through collaborative divorce.
In collaborative law, family issues are resolved by way of the parties working with their respective lawyers and a mediator, in order to resolve the outstanding issues. The parties agree that neither party will commence court proceedings during the negotiations. In addition, the parties agree that if the matter cannot be resolved through the collaborative Process, the parties’ lawyers must resign. They will each discuss their needs privately with their lawyers and meet with mediators, parenting coordinators, financial specialists and other professionals in order to develop a clear idea of what may be necessary for the well-being of the entire family—particularly the children.
Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce
Some of the benefits of collaborative divorce include:
- A neutral third-party Mediator can enable the couple to identify problem areas and come up with amenable solutions without the threat of the often more expensive and stressful litigation process.
- Collaborative Law puts more control in the hands of the interested parties rather than in the hands of the courts.
- Children can benefit dramatically when their parents avoid adversarial techniques and instead learn to work through problems together and develop positive solutions that can benefit the entire family.
We believe strongly that the best way to settle a divorce is generally out of court and through negotiation. A divorce can be a stressful situation for everyone involved, but third-party mediation can bring constructive, positive solutions to each side. We encourage families in crisis to resolve their issues amicably so that they can avoid the type of litigation that can lead to further pain and damage in families that are already hurting.
Our mediators and social workers maintain a neutral focus and work to facilitate fair and constructive communication between the parties involved. We believe that a key aspect of collaborative Divorce is committing to minimizing conflict and creatively working through relationship and emotional issues together. We will encourage divorcing couples to explore key issues together while concentrating on the best interests of their Children.
If you would like to learn more about how you can resolve your issues more amicably through collaborative divorce, contact Ontario Family Resolutions today to schedule a consultation.