31. How Lawyers Help at Family Mediation

How Lawyers Help at Family Mediation

Many separating or divorcing couples are choosing to go to family mediation, rather than family court to resolve the legal issues between them.  They do this because family mediation is usually, faster, much less expensive, less emotionally draining and results in much more tailored resolutions that family court.  Some people incorrectly believe that they can avoid seeing a lawyer by choosing mediation.  Ontario Law says that is not the case.  In addition, there are many good reasons to get help from a lawyer before, during and after mediation.  This is not just a pitch by lawyers to keep business.  To show why having getting help from a lawyer during mediation is helpful, even essential, we invited Accredited Family MediatorTodd Slonim, to the podcast to explain.

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