Family Mediation

Durham Family Court Clinic is currently not providing family mediation services.

For any enquiries, please contact Nicola Crow, Executive Director at 905-436-6754 ext. 222 or ncrow@dfcc.org.

What is family mediation?
Family mediation is a voluntary impartial non-adversarial process developed to assist individuals resolve conflicts due to separation or divorce. Mediation promotes communication and cooperation with the guidance of an experienced Mediator. Most importantly, mediation benefits children and other family members by reducing conflict.


How does family mediation work?
A Mediator interviews each person separately to help determine if mediation is appropriate.  If deemed appropriate, a file is assigned and the Mediator conducts sessions to help couples reach an agreement or a partial agreement. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing the terms of the agreement is drawn up by the Mediator and given to each party.

If you are considering mediation please see below resources and links for more information.

Click here to access a list of resources.  

Mediator Resources

Family Court System
www.ontariocourts.on.ca
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca

Family Mediation Canada
www.fmc.ca

Ontario Association for Family Mediation
www.oafm.on.ca

To locate American articles about mediation
www.mediate.com

American site of the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts
www.afccnet.org 

 

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