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Family Mediation In East York Ontario

The Common Sense Divorce difference:  Family divorce mediation with an emphasis on making smart financial decisions.

The Common Sense Divorce family mediation process is actually about control...

Contrary to what people may assume about family mediation,  divorce mediation actually brings control and power back to families as they deal with conflict. It’s about controlling the drama so things don’t escalate. It allows you to maintain control and ownership of your separation process. And most importantly, it’s about controlling costs and not letting legal fees get out of hand.
Mediation is not about settling for less.  It is about working together for better results. Couples work through their separation together and we help you keep it amicable. Our Mediation process has checks and balances that keep things on track, clear and fair. Mediation is all about cooperation, especially when it comes to your children.
The Common Sense Divorce is about taking control of your new future.

What To Ask A Family Mediator Before You Retain

As you are searching for suitable Family Mediation Services, here are the things you should always ask a mediator before you retain them:

  1. Does your process include full financial disclosure and will I have to pay extra to have it done properly?
  2. Do you have a financial expert on your team that will address the tax and financial implications of our agreement?
  3. Does your process include independent legal advice (ILA) for both my spouse and I.  Will I have to pay extra?
  4. Does your mediation process give me a Separation Agreement or only a Mediated Memo of Understanding?

East York Family Law Negotiations

The Common Sense Divorce  is some of the best and most qualified Family Law professionals in Ontario.  Top notch family mediators, financial specialists and family lawyers. 

As well as Family Mediation, we are also fully equipped to help you with lawyer-led litigation and also Family Collaborative Law, with access to CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analysts) and family therapists. It’s all part of The Common Sense Divorce East York.  The Common Sense Divorce has 7 convenient offices locations to assist you. 

To start, book your FREE telephone consultation.

A Different Way To Think About Divorce

Is your situation more complex or unique? Not every family situation is amicable and straight forward.  Regardless, there are actually so many other legal ways to properly work through the tough scenarios that inevitably come up during separation and divorce.

We all know about court, litigation and the traditional divorce lawyers but have you heard about the other, more civilized option, where couples, their mediators and their lawyers all sit down like adults, work together and negotiate – to come to an agreement? 

The Common Sense Divorce offers a unique and innovative process called “Collaborative Mediation” – because we collaborate together as a team. This means your mediator can also work together with your own specially trained negotiation lawyer, to help you deal with the really complex stuff. 

Contact us today if your family law issue seems more complex than mediation but you want to keep your negotiations out of court. The Common Sense Divorce Collaborative family law services may be the perfect solution in East York Ontario.


Every couple faces unique challenges.
Understand how separation will affect you,
your children, your finances and your future.

DO NOT BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS UNTIL you understand your situation, your rights, your potential complexities.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Gail Vaz-Oxlade is Canada’s no-nonsense, money expert. She is a is a multiple time best-selling financial author, with her books making the list of the 150 bestselling Canadian books of the past 10 years.  For more than 20 years you have witnessed Gail’s trademark straight-up money wisdom, both on Radio and Television, most notably as host of TVs Till Debt Do Us Part.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade

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