Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mediation?

Mediation is when two parties agree to try to settle their dispute without resorting to litigation. We help guide you to finding a solution that is fair and equitable for all parties.

What does it cost?

Costs for mediation vary depending on the complexity of the issues, length of time it takes to resolve your dispute, and if other professionals need to be included in the proceedings. 

How do I know if it's right for me?

We provide you with a free assessment to determine if mediation is appropriate for your situation. If we do not feel that we can help, we will be up front with you and give you our recommendations for appropriate steps to take.

Do I need a lawyer?

To participate in mediation, you do not need a lawyer present. We do advise people to seek independent legal advice to know your rights and to review any agreements made. Most lawyers can review and file an agreement quickly, saving you time and money.

How long does it take? 

That really depends on the individuals involved. We can't force you to find a solution, we can only help facilitate reaching an agreement. Generally the process from start to finish can take as little as three weeks. 

Is it cheaper than going through the court system?

Mediation is designed around being a cheaper and faster alternative to the litigation process. We aim to save you money and time.

What steps are involved?

After your initial assessment and signing an agreement to mediate, we will conduct a pre-mediation call with all parties involved,  request document and financial disclosure if necessary, and meet for your mediation session. Upon completing mediation, we will prepare a memorandum of understanding that can be converted to an enforceable agreement and filed with the courts. 

For more information, download our quick guide to mediation here.