We are accredited Mediators making us really good at what we do, overcoming obstacles in the negotiation to reach an agreement.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We will be glad to hear from you.
What is Family Mediation?
Family Mediation applies the basic principles of mediation to the resolution of issues that arise in families. The majority of Family Mediation has tended to focus on separation, divorce, common law unions and custody/parent plans. The major benefit of mediation is that it keeps your case out of court thus speeding up the process and decreasing costs drastically. The average divorce in Ontario costs between $15,000 to $30,000 dollars using conventional methods. Opting for Family Mediation will substantially reduce the cost of your separation and divorce and the cost is split by the parties involved. In addition to lower costs, the mediation process is often a faster one because the parties are focusing on solving problems rather than building a case against each other.
At Take 2 Mediation, Family Mediation sessions are structured to address the issues unique to each family situation. This assures that all parties to the conflict will be heard and all needs addressed in a positive and satisfying manner.
There is no charge for introductory telephone calls or for brief telephone calls, brief e-mails, or scheduling appointments during the mediation process. Individual meetings with parties in family mediation cases are charged at a flat rate of one hour’s time, although the meeting usually lasts one to two hours.
Fees for drafting memoranda are negotiated at the time of drafting and will vary depending on the length and complexity of the document. The parties are responsible for payment of all fees for necessary experts (such as pension valuators or CGA level accountants) for financials if required. Parties must decide how to share costs of the mediation between them; however, the mediator may require payment in full from either party.
Intake consultations are offered on Saturday’s and you may take advantage of our one hour free consultations with a mediator at no charge. This is extremely beneficial for couples who are not sure mediation will be the right option for them and gives them an opportunity to ask questions or discuss specific circumstances of their case in a safe environment with no obligation. There is no cancellation fee provided parties give 48 hours advance notice. For more information about mediation fees, please contact us via phone or email.
What makes us different?
We are a group of accredited Mediators making us really good at what we do which is overcoming obstacles in the negotiation process by problem solving to agreement on the various points of contention. We offer links to other professionals that are pre-approved to help you through your process thus making your experience easier and hassle free. If for some reason you reach an impasse, you would only need to take the issues you don’t agree on to court thus saving you time and money in the long run. On the other hand, with a Collaborative Lawyer you would have to start the process over again from scratch. This is because mediators are impartial and truly represent both parties’ interests from the start.
What makes us better at what we do?
For those individuals who would like to speak face to face before committing to the mediation process, we offer a no-charge consultation. Please call to book an appointment for this. In the session, we answer any specific questions you may have about your case and the consultation is private and confidential. We offer weekend and evening hours to fit your working schedule and we handle your entire separation and divorce process.
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