Unmarry Peacefully Without Costly Legal Representation
Divorce can be an emotional time for many couples, but it does not need to turn into an adversarial legal battle. At Unmarry.ca, we help low-conflict couples navigate through the divorce process, resolve issues, and obtain better results out of court. Our divorce mediation process in Toronto and Vaughan, Ontario takes advantage of technology to help you reach a quick resolution so you can focus on your future with integrity and peace. Our team of mediators know how to establish a neutral environment to enable a smooth negotiation process between you and your spouse.
What Is Divorce Mediation?
Divorce mediation facilitates discussions, negotiations, and helps find solutions that work best for both parties as amicably and cost-effectively as possible through a neutral third party. Instead of hiring separate lawyers to represent you and your spouse in court, both of you work with a single family lawyer to assist you in reaching an agreement that is custom-made for the wellbeing of your family, your finances and your future.
Without taking sides, the mediator for divorce helps you communicate and understand your individual and common interests and explore reasonable options. This allows couples to openly discuss their terms with each other in confidence.
Mediation vs.Court Divorce
Between mediation and court divorce, mediation is the more popular choice for separated couples who have agreed to end their marriage legally.
It allows couples to present documents and discuss all matters in a private and neutral environment with a single lawyer/mediator. Legal and emotional decisions are kept confidential.
Taking your divorce to court means you virtually lose all your privacy during the litigation process. All documents and court orders become a public record and can be viewed by anyone, including your grandchildren.
Mediation eliminates the need for onerousfonerous and costly court documents and days in court. It is streamlined to focus on what is necessary, rather than what is required by the Court. or formal discovery, court appearances, and legal representation. Your divorce mediator is at your service whenever you need their advice and guidance. With the guidance of a professional mediator, you and your spouse are able to discuss, negotiate, and work out a co-parenting plan that ensures the best interest of your children.
Taking the divorce to court can potentially cost you more than $50,000. You pay for court fees, formal discovery, court delays, etc. In a contested child custody, the judge will decide how you will co-parent your children and how often you see your children. n. In most cases, a divorce lawyer will insist upon an invasive psychological evaluation for you and your spouse.
The timetable often depends on how long it will take for you and your spouse to can derive a cordial post-divorce settlement. You can both agree on a temporary arrangement, see how it works and then work it out, and then decide to make it final. You have limitless options.
The timetable for the divorce proceeding is out of your hands and dictated by the Court. It could take years to fully resolve your matter..
You and your spouse will take full control of the outcome of your divorce agreement. based on the advice you received from your trusted divorce mediator.
The judge, spending minimal time understanding your family who is a total stranger to your family, will decide how you live your post-divorce life. .
How Divorce Mediation Works — The Unmarry.ca Way
Divorce mediation eliminates the need for you to go to court and spend thousands of dollars on a lawyer to represent your case. With our Unmarry.ca technology, divorce mediation is made even simpler — all you need is the Internet. After you and your spouse decide to get things done mutually, our team will assist you through our legal mediation process:
Check if you are eligible for your services by taking our self-assessment test and/or speaking with one of our lawyers online for a free consultation.
Sign up online and provide us with the necessary information needed to populate your positions and generate your documentation.
- Meeting with Your Mediator
A video conference will be scheduled once you and your spouse are ready to meet with your mediator individually. Formulate your ideas to settle your differences and use our online tool to generate a settlement that works for you and your family.
- Finalizing Divorce Documentation
We will send you all the documents required for your separation and divorce filing along with a checklist of the steps you need to complete it.
Is Mediation Worth It?
Couples going through a divorce should consider mediation to sort out differences and resolve disputes outside of court. It comes with a long list of benefits to many couples. Unmarry.ca’s mediation process and use of technology allow you to:
- Save money — you don’t each need your own lawyer
- Save time — no more lengthy back-and-forths costly writing letters
- Avoid long term stress - avoid years in Court and move on with your post separation life
- Retain control over your settlement
- Protect your children from mental and emotional strain
- Promote positive parenting - Avoiding litigation will promote a better long term relationship with your co- parent.
- Avoid potential legal conflict in the future
- Safeguard your relationships with extended family and friends
- Have closure
Is Mediation for You?
While mediation might be the most ideal option to get a divorce with as little conflict as possible, it works best only works for couples when:who: have little to no conflict and are on the same page regarding their relationship.
For divorce mediation to be successful:
You must be legally married. Couples seeking to separate from a common-law marriage are not qualified. Our divorce mediation firm in Toronto caters only to married couples.
- Both parties agree to divorce. Not all divorces are contentious. If you and your spouse have mutually decided to divorce, mediation will make the negotiation process and resolutions simple.
- Both parties are willing to compromise and settle their differences. This divorce process is designed for spouses who are willing to compromise and want a fair resolution to get things done as amicably as possible. Make sure to talk with your spouse and craft a temporary agreement before seeking a mediator lawyer near you. Our divorce mediation works best if both parties are willing to commit to be fair, honest, reasonable, and above all, prioritize the best interest of their children.
- There is no history of family violence. Couples with a history of domestic abuse cannot proceed to are not qualified for divorce mediation. Most mediators will find it challenging to determine if the abused party agrees to the settlement wholeheartedly due to fear or intimidation from the abuser.
How to Prepare for Divorce Mediation
Divorce issues are often personal and sensitive. Choosing divorce mediation helps you and your spouse make proactive choices to avoid the mayhem of a court battle in litigation. Here are some quick tips to help you prepare:
- Talk to your spouse
If possible, have preliminary discussions about both your interests. Discuss things that are a priority for both you and your spouse. This could be a great head start in the process. Discussing your own interest and hearing your spouse's interest can help you reach agreements that will satisfy both of you.
- Prioritize the children
Your children’s best interests should be your primary concern. top of mind. This helps both of you as parents maintain a civil relationship when it comes to co-parenting and making decisions that will impact your children.
- Set goals and list assets and debts
Create a list of assets and possessions that must be split equally between you and your spouse.
- Gather necessary documents (assets, records, debts)
Take time to gather all the important documents and records, such as recent pay stubs, tax returns, social security, and a list of all your assets and debts with account statements to corroborate. , to ensure that all bases are covered. Create a current budget /list of expenses and a future budget accounting for your expenses when you no longer live together, if possible. you are no longer living together for accumulated debt, such as mortgage or vehicle payments.
- Consider future needs after a divorce
Create a current budget /list of expenses and a future budget accounting for your expenses when you no longer live together, if possible. you are no longer living together for accumulated debt, such as mortgage or vehicle payments. Divorce mediation is an ideal time to consider and assess their budget and determine the position of their financial situation after divorce.
- Select a trusted mediator
Work with a trusted and professional mediator with solid experience in dispute resolution to guide you through the process.
Questions to Ask During Divorce Mediation
Knowing what to ask during the divorce mediation session can help you clear out and resolve settlement issues. These questions will help you determine and understand the process of divorce mediation.
- Who are the mediators?
At Unmarry.ca, all our mediation sessions are conducted by professional divorce lawyers. who are frustrated with the traditional (contentious) divorce model. With the help of technology, we are committed to helping you reach a settlement as amicably as possible with minimal stress through our innovative platform. We don’t represent either couple. Instead, we guide you through the process by ensuring that all documents are completed according to both your decisions, accurately.
- Do we need to agree on everything?
The end goal of divorce mediation is to help you and your spouse reach an amicable agreement that will satisfy each other’s interests, as well as your children’s. Only then can the lawyer-mediator draft your agreement known as a "stipulated order," or a "stipulated judgment" and submit it to the court without the need of appearance.
- How can a mediator help us with complex issues?
A highly experienced divorce mediator has dealt with various complex issues, including division of retirement funds, pensions and other complex issues. Some complex issues require a professional valuation, such as determining the value of a business or income from businesses. marital home or valuation of property, and can help you come up with a fair resolution.
- What if we cannot agree or resolve our divorce issues during mediation?
Experienced mediators understand that emotions and stress run high during the divorce process. We expect several points of disputes that may not be easily resolved, but with extensive skills and experience in dispute resolution, mediators can help assist both parties to come to an agreeable solution without going to court. However, if you and your spouse cannot agree with the terms and issues, a judge of the family court will decide for both of you.
Get in Touch With Unmarry.ca for Online Divorce Mediation
Whether you live in Toronto, Vaughan, or nearby areas in Ontario, count on Unmarry.ca to help you navigate through the divorce process with minimal stress and conflict. Take advantage of our industry-leading technology and guidance to help you agree to a divorce settlement in Ontario while setting up a fair parenting schedule for your children. If you’re ready to start the mediation process, call us today at 1.888.553.1322 for a free consultation.