Icebergs & Family Law What does human nature have to do with icebergs, and for that matter, family law? Although most of us deal with human nature on a daily basis, we rarely seize the moment to think deeply on the subject. Jean-Baptiste Molière was a 17th century French playwright and actor. He is considered … Continue reading Icebergs & Family Law
Ten Tips for Success in Resolving Parenting Disputes By Hon. Harvey Brownstone, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Be child-focused. Parents must learn to love their children more than they dislike each other. Children need peace more than their parents need to win. Make your child’s well-being the focal point of every discussion you have with your ex-partner. Before taking … Continue reading Ten Tips for Success in Resolving Parenting Disputes
“AFTER FOURTEEN YEARS OF PRESIDING IN FAMILY COURT, ONE QUESTION HAS NEVER CEASED TO AMAZE ME: how can two parents who love their child allow a total stranger to make crucial decisions about their child’s living arrangements, health, education, extracurricular activities, vacation time and degree of contact with each parent? This question becomes more mind-boggling … Continue reading Don’t allow a total stranger to make crucial decisions about your child
“Findings reported by a number of researchers (Arendell,1995: Durham Response to Woman Abuse, 2007; Pruett and Jackson, 1999) provide support for the theoretic assumption that Public Ordering (“going to court”) increases the intensity of conflict beyond the baseline level of intensity that separating/divorcing parties bring with them to family court.”(Ellis, 2014)
“Participation in collaborative proceedings such as mediation tends to not only decrease the intensity of conflict below the level brought to them by separating parties but also to improve the quality of post-separation relationships between them…”(Ellis, 2014)
The Family Mediation Resource Centre will be holding regular workshops to keep our community informed about important family mediation topics. To view our upcoming workshops and register, head over to the workshops page.
Throughout our lives, we will all face adversity and confrontation, often simply because others disagree with our wishes, desires or opinions. These challenges can be as simple as what to watch on television or as complex as custody plans after a family undergoes a separation. No matter the issue, it is often helpful to a … Continue reading Turning NO into YES
Separation and divorce is a very scary and confusing time for children and they often do not have the communication tools that they require to let parents know what they are feeling or experiencing. The role of a parent is to educate and nurture their children to the best of their ability. However, the age … Continue reading Protecting Your Children Through Separation and After