ADR Processes:

Mediation, Arbitration and Collaborative Law

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Mediation

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a facilitated negotiation process in which a Mediator works with both parties to assist the parties in reaching an agreement without having to go to court.

Mediation can be used to resolve matters in a faster, less expensive way than going to Court and can be used for all kinds of civil disputes including family law, labour and employment law, commercial disputes, and contract disputes. In family law matters, the Mediator can assist you with addressing co-parenting arrangements, child and spousal support and division of family property.

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In Mediation:

  • The Mediator assists you in identifying interests, concerns and issues that need to be resolved.
  • The Mediator meets with both parties individually to obtain background information and identify the issues and your specific needs and concerns.
  • A joint session is then scheduled during which the Mediator facilitates discussion of possible solutions that are mutually satisfactory.

Mediation is for you if:

  • You and the other party desire to settle the issues between you in a co-operative, non-confrontational, non-adversarial manner.
  • For family law matters, you and your former spouse/partner wish to have an ongoing relationship as parents of your children, and you want to establish guidelines for the future parenting of your children that are in the best interests of your children and yourselves.  We can help you reach an agreement on:
    • A Co-Parenting Plan for your children.
    • Financial issues such as child support and spousal support.
    • Property division.

Arbitration

What is Arbitration?

In arbitration, an arbitrator, being a neutral third party, will conduct a hearing of evidence and provide a decision on the matter in dispute. Private arbitrations are done by agreement between the parties and are subject to The Arbitration Act, 1992.

Arbitration can be used to resolve all kinds of legal disputes, including commercial and contract matters, employment law, family law, and construction law.

Collaborative Law

What is Collaborative Law?

Collaborative law is a process where the parties to the dispute, and their respective lawyers, who have the collaborative law training, work together to resolve all of your issues.  Before participating the parties sign a contract committing to resolving the dispute through the collaborative law process versus through the court process.  Collaborative law can be used in all legal disputes, including family law, employment law matters, contract disputes and any other civil dispute.

Our Mediators, Arbitrators and Collaborative Lawyers

darlene n. wingerak

Direct: (306) 933-1357
Main: (306) 652-7575
Fax: (306) 652-2445
Email: d.wingerak@rslaw.com

Kirsten M. Hnatuk

Direct: (306) 933-1351
Main: (306) 652-7575
Fax: (306) 652-2445
Email: k.hnatuk@rslaw.com

Tiffany M. Paulsen, Q.C.

Direct: (306) 933-1317
Main: (306) 652-7575
Fax: (306) 652-2445
Email: t.paulsen@rslaw.com

M Kim Anderson, Q.C.

Direct: (306) 933-1344
Main: (306) 652-7575
Fax: (306) 652-2445
Email: mk.anderson@rslaw.com
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