How we can help.
We provide information, support services, and access to alternative dispute resolution as key components to achieving meaningful lasting solutions for families experiencing relationship breakdown. Mediation can benefit families by saving time, money and can help comfort you through this emotional time. We are client centered and can move as quickly or slowly as you need and see fit. You can choose all or some of these services.
We can also help you in revising a previous agreement.
Child & Spousal Support
Parents have a legal duty to financially support their dependent children. Whether parents are married to each other, married to someone else, living in common law or have never lived together. Supporting your child financially is meant to help with the living expenses of the child for them to survive, thrive and grow.
Child support expenses help cover the cost, but are not
limited to: food, diapers, clothing, personal care items, school supplies and, generally, basic extracurricular activities. Our mediators can help you determine the monthly child support and additional special or extraordinary expenses, when applicable. In most cases, a third party Financial Specialist will be brought in.
Spousal Support Mediation can open up opportunities for spouses to creatively make a plan that is suitable for both parties. In most cases, a third party Financial Specialist will be brought in. Knowing and having a decision on your financial future will help you in planning your financial goals.
Mediation involves negotiating until an agreement is reached. Generally speaking, mediation gets satisfactory results for both parties because of their involvement in reaching a mutual decision.
When parents separate, decisions between both parents are put into a 'parenting plan' that outlines how they will raise their children after the separation and divorce.
This is an extensive detailed parenting plan that we go through together. We make sure to get the pertinent details to ease the transition. You're dealing with a lot when a family separates. We can help you get through this journey.
& Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
A Separation Agreement or a Memorandum Of Understanding is not a legally binding contract. A lawyer must sign off on the MOU, or it can be stated so and taken to the court for minutes.
At the time of separation, the Agreement establishes the details of the separation including: the division of marital assets, debts, spousal support, child support, parenting time and decision making pertaining to the children (if applicable).
Our mediators will assist the parties in drafting their Memorandum Of Understanding. Mediated information included in the MOU, or other applicable documents, is an administrative service and does NOT imply any legal advice. The Memorandum of Understanding replicates the information received from you throughout the mediation process.
We strongly advise that you retain Independent Legal Advice before signing any documentation arising out of the end of your marriage or common law relationship.
When a marriage ends, the property has to be divided.
It is important that you provide a full and accurate disclosure of your assets/debts in order to divide it in a way that will be fair to both spouses.
The division of property is the most contentious and complicated issue that is difficult to resolve without the help of a third party, therefore, in most cases we bring in a Financial Specialist to help you get the best possible results.
Divorce is the legal end to a marriage. Having a Separation Agreement does not mean you are Divorced. You must apply to the court to become divorced. We can assist separated couples to draft a Joint Divorce Application to file with the court. You can legally apply for a divorce after one year of separation.
Separation Divorce and Transitional Coaching
A divorce coach is a professional that helps you navigate through separation or divorce, it is a transitional time. We provide you with tools to help you navigate a deeper self-reflection. Whether you are just thinking about separating or need help navigating the process. These are major life changes. Coaches are rational sounding boards for decision making, they listen, empathize, and strategize with you. Separation or divorce is often difficult and transitioning is not always easy. Regardless of what stage you are at, we are here to support you through it.
Did you know...
Mediation is now recommended in Canada's Divorce Act.
The decision is in your hands first
Quicker and easier process
Excellent success rate
Confidentiality through closed mediation
Mediation facilitates a confidential safe space where both parties can mutually decide on a solution. Agree on a solution all parties can live with and move on from the burden of an ongoing unresolved dispute or situation in a respectful manner within your own hands.
TruMediation can help you with airing disputes, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and working together towards a satisfactory outcome for both parties.