Here’s some information taken from this article: A simple, contested divorce in Canada can cost anywhere from $7,208 to $74,122, with the average cost being $12,875 (per person). Those fees don’t include disbursements, according to Canadian Legal Resources Centre, a paralegal services company. Disbursements typically entail costs such as the court filing fee and process serving…. Read more →
I was recently invited to contribute to a community panel discussion on the phenomenon of polarized discourse in our society and communities. The following are some of the thoughts I shared at that event. As a professional mediator, I’m part of bringing polarized people together every day. And it’s from that context, working with people… Read more →
Over 40% of Canadian marriages end in divorce, most commonly initiated in January which has come to be known as “Divorce Month”. This is because many couples wait until after the holidays to move forward with the difficult process of separation. After decades of working with families in conflict as they struggle through the legal… Read more →
If any of you are like me, at some point in your life you will have come across a very difficult person (likely, more than one!). You know, the kind that doesn’t seem to respond to typical/traditional/common sense approaches to conflict resolution and problem solving. No matter what you do, no matter how hard you… Read more →
A great resource out of the UK for parents on how to talk to your kids about your separation: Resolution – We Need To Talk from Resolution on Vimeo.
For decades now, the acronym “ADR” has typically been used as a stand in for the mouthful: Alternative Dispute Resolution. At the ADR Institute of Manitoba, and here at Facilitated Solutions, we prefer to see ADR as APPROPRIATE Dispute Resolution. Here’s why: Mediation, arbitration, med-arb and other non-judicial dispute resolution mechanisms are increasingly become mainstream. Moreover, we WANT them to… Read more →