Vaughan Lawyer For Mediation And Arbitration (Working Together)

When you want to solve your family law dispute, sometimes it is best to do it in private. Mediation and arbitration are two resolution options. You and the other party are actively involved in the process. You can achieve settlement with the assistance of a qualified third party, and it is often quicker and cheaper than going to court.

I have been a qualified mediator since 1985 and am also a trained arbitrator. As a lawyer, I have represented people in mediations and arbitrations, so I know the process from all sides. As someone who has "seen it all" when it comes to divorce, I am a firm believer in working it out in private rather than going before a judge.

My family law practice is located in Vaughan, Ontario, under the firm name Judith Holzman Law Offices. I also run a mediation/arbitration practice, under the name "Working Together."

Mediation Versus Arbitration

Many people enter into an agreement to "mediate/arbitrate." Mediation is attempted first. The mediator guides the parties toward agreement on issues in dispute. If the parties are unable to reach a settlement through mediation, pursuant to the agreement to mediate/arbitrate, the mediator can become an arbitrator. The arbitrator, unlike the mediator, has the authority to impose a binding settlement, acting in effect, as a private judge.

By far, most people who enter mediation/arbitration settle during mediation. The process is particularly appropriate for families with unique issues to address in a divorce. These might include special needs children, religious issues and financial affairs that parties would rather not be made public. Indeed, the process is sealed and confidential.

Mediator And Arbitrator For Newmarket, Serving The Greater Toronto Area

When you are ending your marriage, you deserve to know all the options available to you. Mediation and arbitration are two such options. To get more information to help you decide if this is right for you, get in touch with my firm.

Contact my office online or call me at 905-303-1070 (Vaughan) or 416-977-3050 (Toronto) or 866-233-0945 (Canada toll free) to schedule a consultation. As a Vaughan lawyer, I offer representation in mediation and arbitration proceedings. I am also qualified to act as a third-party facilitator or decision-maker in these settings.