A separation agreement is an important tool for couples seeking to resolve the issues arising from their relationship breakdown. Once a settlement agreement is reached, a court will usually grant an uncontested divorce provided all technical requirements are met.
A mediator is a trained professional with the ability to help parties find common ground prior to divorce. Brenda Christen Mediation is a Toronto practice staffed by the respected family law counsel of Wilson Christen L.L.P.
Options For Separation Agreements
Parties must live separately for at least one year before an uncontested divorce is granted in Ontario. During that time, the details of day-to-day life must be addressed, including where minor children will reside and how support will be paid. A mediator can help parties create a temporary separation agreement that covers such urgent issues while the remaining issues, such as asset division, are still under discussion. This option allows couples to move forward with as much normalcy as possible and to create a more permanent arrangement for their children.
Any temporary agreements will be integrated into a final agreement that covers all issues addressed by the separating couple. At Brenda Christen Mediation, our Toronto mediators will work with both parties to decide upon the most effective course of action and to resolve the specific details inherent in family separation.
Ontario Separation Agreements Mediation
Each party's lawyer will review any final legal separation agreement, and it is a court that ultimately grants a divorce. Use of a mediated separation agreement often makes the court process much more expedient and makes the family's transition into post-divorce life easier. To learn more about our mediation services, call us at 800-475-9942 in Toronto or reach us online.