Mediation & Arbitration

To refer a matter for mediation and/or arbitration, please contact:

Craig Perkins
Betty Hansen, Assistant
Martha McCarthy
Sarah Wightwick, Executive Assistant
Stephanie Giannandrea
Marie Jean, Law Clerk

To refer a matter to a parenting coordinator or for mediation, with or without counsel, please contact:

Sarah Young
Courtney Sheppard, Law Clerk
Jenna Beaton
Lisa Young, Law Clerk

For some couples, alternative dispute resolution provides a viable, cost-effective and private route to resolve the issues arising from the breakdown of their marriage.

Experienced in Neutral Mediation.

Mediation involves parties meeting with an experienced and neutral mediator, and often their counsel, to facilitate the negotiation of a resolution. The parties enter into the mediation process voluntarily.

In family law disputes, mediation is often an effective tool for resolving the issues that arise upon separation. It allows parties to craft creative solutions that meet the particular needs of their family and frequently avoids the need for litigation.

Streamlined and Efficient Arbitration.

Arbitration is a private dispute resolution alternative. In arbitration, parties agree to forgo their right to bring a claim in court and instead appoint a third party professional to adjudicate their claims. The parties agree to be bound by the decisions of their appointed arbitrator, subject to agreed upon rights of appeal.

Arbitration allows the parties to tailor the process to match their unique interests and needs: choosing their decision-maker and setting out the various details of the arbitration process. There is a greater opportunity to adopt streamlined and efficient procedures within the arbitration process. Our arbitrators accept retainers to arbitrate all elements of family law, including interim and discrete issues.