Separation and Divorce
Kate will guide you through
the mediation process in areas of parenting, property, and finances. It is important to remember that in these cases
mediation is needs-based – what does the family need to move on? What needs are necessary in “getting apart
together"? At the bottom of this page you will find a list of potential discussion topics to see wfor hat your family.
The average number of sessions for resolution on topics related to Separation and Divorce ranges from
4 to 8 sessions, or 16 hours. The length of each session is two hours; appointments are available during the weekdays,
evenings and on weekends during the day.
Becoming Familiar with Mediation
As a couple you will meet for a one-
to two-hour orientation session with Kate for an explanation of the process.
goals of the orientation session are to:
• Expalin the
mediation process and how it interacts with the court process;
• Provides you with an opportunity to ask questions about mediation and the process; and,
• Provides you with an opportunity to decide
whether mediation is the best option for you and your family.
Once a couple decides mediation is right for their family, appointments will be set up at a time that
is convenient for the everyone.
all the checklist topics have been discussed and agreed upon, a Memorandum of Understanding will be typed up for
your family. Once this has been signed, it may be filed with the court system.