Bluewater Mediation Blog

A New Family Mediation Training Season has begun – Come Join Us!

Bluewater Mediation, in collaboration with Jennifer Suzor from Windsor Ontario, has just finished a year of training talented new mediators in Windsor, Ontario, in May, 2016. Over twenty professionals, from all walks of life – lawyers, special workers, psychologists, paralegals, and others – took high quality, professional courses designed specifically to meet the accreditation criteria of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation. Those professionals are now working on mediation internships … [Read More...]

NEWS: Divorcing with dignity: How modern exes are treating a split as an awakening By Zosia Bielski of Globe and Mail

ARTICLE EXCERPT BY ZOSIA BIELSKI: "Some 41 per cent of marriages will dissolve before the 30th anniversary, according to Statistics Canada data from 2008, the last year the agency collected divorce information. Even as Canadians live longer and struggle to maintain long-term monogamous unions, many have been rethinking how they want to end those unions." "Today, many of these exes are actively trying to drop the antagonistic timbre of separation. They’re choosing collaborative divorce … [Read More...]

NEWS: 18 Things You Can’t Get in Court by Lorne Wolfson

The Lawyers Weekly Eighteen Things You Can't Get in Court by Lorne Wolfson [Article in Full Below] "Skilled family mediators and negotiators will emphasize to parties the things they can obtain in a settlement, but not from a court." Here are 18 of them: 1. Confidentiality The courts are very reluctant to order the sealing of a court file. Since a reported decision may attract the attention of creditors, Canada Revenue Agency, Children's Aide, the police, professional discipline bodies, … [Read More...]