Separation: Three Advantages of Pre-mediation

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You and your spouse are separating? Pre-mediation is a new service offered by Community Justice Centres that may be of assistance to you. Here’s how it can help.

Learn more about family mediation.

Family mediation is a process to help you settle issues involved in a break-up without going to court. The pre-mediation service of Community Justice Centres can help you learn more about the family mediation process by:

  • Informing you about what happens during family mediation and the different steps it involves.
  • Helping you to evaluate the advantages and limitations of family mediation in your particular situation. For example, it’s generally not recommended for victims of conjugal violence to take part in mediation. Pre-mediation can help you make an informed decision about this. 
  • Helping you prepare for the mediation process if you decide to go ahead with it.

Prepare for mediation

One of the objectives of pre-mediation is to help you prepare for the family mediation process.

What do you need to know about mediation?  How does it work? What is the mediator’s role, and what is your role, during the process? What tools or exercises can help you prepare?

These questions will be addressed in an individual pre-mediation meeting with a legal professional.                                                                                                                                                              

Make the best of a difficult situation

Breaking up is never easy! But being fully informed and prepared can help you face this challenging time of your life. Pre-mediation aims to help you with this by answering many of your questions before you begin the process of settling the issues involved in your separation.

Of course, it’s entirely up to you whether you wish to take part in pre-mediation. You can skip it and go directly to family mediation. Community Justice Centres can help you obtain assistance with the family mediation process and can also refer you to a family mediator.

Interested in pre-mediation? To learn more or to make an appointment with a Community Justice Centre, call 1-844-522-6900 or go to www.avantlamediation.ca.