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With Arbitration the parties hire a private individual to decide their case.

The individual is usually an experienced family law lawyer or a mental health professional (when there are parenting issues only).

Collaborative Family Law is a process wherein each party hires a specially trained lawyer to assist with negotiations in a respectful non-confrontational manner.

The parties and lawyers sign an agreement that includes a provision that they will not go to court, as well as guidelines for conducting negotiations that foster co-operation, respect and safety.

Domestic Violence, also referred to as “Family Violence” or “Intimate Partner Violence” refers to emotional, physical, sexual and / or financial abuse by one person against their current or former partner,

this includes experiences of coercion, stalking, and psychological aggression.

The neutral third party is experienced in the substantive area of the dispute.

The parties present their case in a brief narrative form and the neutral third party issues a "non-binding" recommendation.

Family Mediation involves you and your partner choosing one neutral professional to assist you in resolving your family law issues.

The process involves meetings of the parties together with the mediator and is designed to ensure a safe environment and level playing field during the negotiations.

A mediation-arbitration approach called med-arb combines the benefits of both processes.

The parties first attempt to reach an agreement with the help of a mediator.

Parenting co-ordination is a private family dispute resolution process

Used by parents who have experienced significant conflict in their relationship and need help resolving multiple parenting issues.

A Case Conference is required in every family law court proceeding that is defended.

A case conference must take place before a party can bring any motion to the Court for temporary relief, unless there is an urgent basis for bringing a motion before a Case Conference.

A private settlement conference is much like a settlement conference in court; however, it is conducted by a senior lawyer with at least 10 years of experience in practice.

Normally, a settlement conference is where the parties, after litigation has started, attend at court and present their respective positions to a Judge who then provides an opinion on the merits (or lack thereof) of their positions and works with the parties to try and settle all or part of the case.
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