Mediation/Arbitration  
 

Mediation/Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution service for high conflict parents seeking to resolve custody and access issues following separation or divorce. The Mediator/Arbitrator is usually a mental health professional, lawyer or mediator who has experience and knowledge of separation and divorce, high conflict families, child development, parenting time schedules, family systems, family violence, conflict resolution, arbitration and the relevant legislation and family law rules.

The Mediator/Arbitrator fulfills two roles. Initially in a mediation role the Mediator/Arbitrator will attempt to facilitate a consensual resolution between the parents of any issues relating to custody and access of the children. In an arbitration role the Mediator/Arbitrator will make binding decisions on any issues the parties have been unable to resolve. The Mediator/Arbitrator works with the family until they have been successful in developing a Parenting Plan that best meets the needs of their children and family

Please click here to download the Mediation/Arbitration Information Sheet for Parents and Lawyers.



 
   
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