Public Advocacy for Mediation in Separation & Divorce

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about Mediation Advocacy for Family Law Lawyers. It was in support of lawyers attending mediation and how lawyers could and should support it. Since then, I’ve had call...

Challenges of Separating in 2022

It’s important to acknowledge the challenges couples separating in 2022 are facing, and how the lack of choice is impacting decisions. Here in Ontario our housing market has gone through the roo...

Mediation Advocacy for Family Law Lawyers

Mediation Advocacy for Family Law Lawyers

Can promoting mediation advocacy and lawyer participation be a reality in family law? I’d like to think so. The Adrgroup.co.uk offers a training program that caught my eye today on Mediation Adv...

FDR Professionals – 20 Things Our Clients Need Us to Know

Whose DIVORCE is it anyways?

I don’t write much anymore about my personal story, or the insights gathered from my 7 years of facilitating a separation support group, but I feel that maybe I should. I think it provides useful info...

Announcement of New Associate and Expansion of Services

I am excited to welcome Robert Rock to the Families First Mediation family and announce our expansion. Robert comes to us as a new associate trained in arbitration and mediation with a focus on non-se...

Families First Mediation & Separation Coach.com During the Pandemic Pause

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I heard the term Pandemic Pause and I really liked it, it felt appropriate to me. I thought I would write this blog to say Hi and catch you up. We’ve all had choices to make and living through this un...

5 TIPS To A Better Self-Isolation Family Life

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I see so many posts about bettering yourself, staying healthy and connecting during self-isolation and social distancing. All great posts with great ideas but what about a post that helps us live and ...

STUCK: Separating, Isolation & Social Distancing

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People are joking about being stuck with family during this time of isolation due to Coronavirus/ COVID-19. It’s not so funny when you are feeling stuck at home with your soon to be ex though. For man...

Families First Mediation MILESTONE! 10-Year Anniversary of the Grand Opening

Families First Mediation Grand Opening

I was on vacation with my daughter last week and missed posting about a special milestone. The 10-year anniversary of the Grand Opening of Families First Mediation!! I have since started another busi...

Mediation MYTH – You Need To Be On The Same Page to Mediate

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The short answer – NO. I hear this all of the time, “we aren’t on the same page so mediation won’t work” or”my lawyer told me I shouldn’t mediate because we are so ...