Collaborative Practice and Family Mediation

Collaborative Practice and Family Mediation

Collaborative Law and Collaborative Divorce promotes respect and places the needs of children first.

Family mediation supports parents and children through family change and disruption.



At The Tax Management Centre we are specialists in Collaborative Practice and Family Mediation. We are members of an interdisciplinary association of lawyers, financial planners, social workers, and health care professionals, working together to create a better way to provide co-operative conflict resolution relating to separation and divorce.

We are committed to assisting families in reducing the human and financial costs of conflict resolution.

  

Collaborative Practice

Do you have a financial family situation that requires resolution? Isn't staying out of court what you'd prefer?

Family Mediation is a voluntary, consensual process in which a neutral person helps clients discuss and resolve family relationship issues.

Collaborative Law and Collaborative Divorce promotes respect and places the needs of children first. Collaborative Practice is a different way of divorcing that can help you make a healthy, hopeful transition from one stage of your life to the next.

The Tax Management Centre’s Collaborative team has taken special training so they can assist you to:

  • Resolve family law disputes without going to court
  • Remain focused on the best interests of children
  • Ensure full and complete disclosure of all important information
  • Negotiate in a principled, dignified, and respectful manner
  • Explore as many options for settlement as possible
  • Research creative resolutions that best meet the goals and priorities of the individual family.

To understand more about the Collaborative Practice, view the video "Collaborative Financial Mediation - A Success Story". 

Family Mediation

Family mediation supports parents and children through family change and disruption, particularly where it has occurred as a result of separation, divorce, or family restructuring. A family mediator can help families to communicate without taking sides. 

What can be mediated?

  • Contact arrangements
  • Residence of children
  • Parenting
  • Communication
  • Maintenance
  • Child support
  • Finance
  • Holiday arrangements
  • Property
  • Sharing possessions
  • Pensions / Endowments
  • Settling of debts
  • Wills and probate
  • Re-establishing contact
  • Care of older relatives
  • Education

 The mediation process enables the parties to emerge from a separation or divorce with their dignity and with their self-respect intact. A mediated agreement will generally cost a fraction of the cost of adversarial litigation in court.