You can learn much more about available services, mediation, court process, separation, divorce and the law by visiting us at one of our Family Law Information Centres (FLIC)
- On-site Intake Form
(cases with Toronto court file numbers from 47, 311 or 361)
- Off-Site Intake Form
(no court case required)
Agreements to Mediate
- Terms of Online Family Mediation
- Off-site Mediation User Fee Schedule
- Form 13 – Financial Statement (Support Claims)
- Form 13.1: Financial Statement (Property and Support Claims) sworn/affirmed
- Form 13B: Net Family Property Statement
- Form 17 G: Certificate of Dispute Resolution
On-Site Family Mediation
On-site mediation can save you time and money even if you do not settle. The Family Law Rules have just been changed to allow judges to combine case conferences with settlement conferences if you have filed a Form 17G, which is the Certificate of Dispute Resolution. Provided all financial disclosure has been made, and there are no motions pending, you can save time and money by attending onsite mediation when you file a Form 17G. This is another reason to contact us for free onsite mediation.
If you are interested in mediation, or if a judge has ordered mediation intakes, please fill out the two forms below.
FORMS REQUIRED FOR ONSITE MEDIATION:
- On-Site Intake Form
- On-site Agreement to Mediate
- If you have been ordered by a judge to complete mediation intakes, or if you have consented to an order for mediation, you must send a copy of your Order to: firstname.lastname@example.org
When we receive your forms AND the other party’s (your ex), we will contact you to schedule your intake meeting and mediation.
Important: If we do not receive the other party’s forms, we cannot schedule a mediation. We are not permitted to request intake forms from the other party unless a judge has ordered you both to do intakes or you have consented to an order for mediation.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Once we have received the intake forms and agreement to mediate from BOTH parties, we will contact you via email to set up an intake appointment. During your intake appointment, you will meet alone with the mediator (online via Zoom), and the mediator will assess if mediation is appropriate for your case. This meeting will last approximately 30 minutes.
If the mediator believes that your case is appropriate for mediation, the mediation will then take place. The mediation itself will take approximately 1-2 hours.
Since we are doing all mediations online at the moment, you should block off approximately 4 hours for the entire process (intake through mediation) to take place. Please note that you will have to wait while the other party does their intake meeting, and that party will have to wait while you do yours.
If you are interested in Off-site Mediation, please fill out the two forms below:
FORMS REQUIRED FOR OFF-SITE MEDIATION:
Once we have received the intake forms and agreement to mediate from BOTH parties, you will be contacted through email to schedule an intake meeting.
Important: If we do not receive the other party’s forms, we cannot schedule an intake meeting. We are not permitted to request forms from the other party.
If you need help filling out these forms, or if you have any questions, please email email@example.com and we will get in touch with you.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Once we have received the intake forms and agreement to mediate from BOTH parties, Each party will receive a free one-hour intake meeting with a mediator through Zoom. This one-on-one meeting is where you will discuss your side of the negotiation.
Fees for the mediation are charged based on each person’s income and number of dependants. You will need to provide proof of your income, such as: your most recent income tax return or a pay stub, to your intake meeting.
After both intake meetings, the mediator will determine if mediation is the right course of action. If the mediator determines mediation is appropriate, they will schedule up to 6 hours of subsidized mediation.
We encourage all clients to obtain legal advice before, during, and after all mediations. We encourage you to bring your lawyer to the mediation if you have one. If you do not have a lawyer, speak to an IRC and they will direct you to available resources for legal advice.
- Notice of two full business days or less: no refund.
- Notice of two-five full business days: we will refund half of the fees paid.
- Notice of more than five full business days: we will refund all fees paid less a 15% administrative charge.
- Postponements: if you postpone your mediation for any reason more than two times, we will treat the mediation as canceled and all fees paid will be forfeited.