Relationships Repurposed

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We Learn About Your

Past

Fresh

Future

And Focus on Your

To Ensure Your

Start

The Fresh Start Process

Initial Consult

Step 2 - Understanding what's needed for the agreement you both want

Financial Analysis

Step 3 - Understanding your 

Financial Situation

Asset Division

Step 4 - Coming to Agreement 

on all Financial Matters

Parenting Plans

Step 5 - Creating a Parenting Plan 

that meets your needs

Your Agreement

Step 6 - A Negotiated 

Agreement that stands the test

of time

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Step 1 - Getting to know you and your unique situation

How does Fresh Start Divorce Mediation work? 

We ask the difficult questions.

 

What is better than Fair

What is even better than a win/win scenario?

What about better than common sense?

We focus on your Fresh Start

Presenting:

The      range Story

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How we can help

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Relationships

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Repurposed

Our Clients & Partners:

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MUCH DOES FAMILY MEDIATION COST IN ALBERTA?


In Alberta, a trained Family Mediator may charge an hourly rate, a predetermined customised package rate, or a combination of both hourly and packaged rates. A fresh positive for those seeking an advanced fixed package rate is knowing the cost in advance, before committing to mediation. Bear in mind, package rates are always bespoke to the individual needs of the family or couple, as fees are based on the amount of issues and their complexities. With hourly rates approximately being between $150.00 to $500.00 per hour, and package rates that can range between $2, 000.00 to $20, 000.00. Whichever payment format a couple or family chooses is best for them, is always less than going through court. In addition to cost, a family or couple should be researching the training and experience of the mediator who they feel most comfortable with as they repurpose their relationship.




WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT A DIVORCE MEDIATION?


Expect to be heard, empowered, and to have control over what is agreed to in mediation. This is very different from litigation, where parties give up control to a judge. One should expect a mediation process that helps them repurpose their marriage relationship for a healthy fresh start, and mediation is the best avenue to accomplish this. This process has a third party, the mediator, who helps guide couples through their process of coming to a divorce agreement that works for all involved. After an initial consultation and the couple has decided to move forward with their Divorce, an Agreement to Mediate is signed to engage the services of the mediator. Generally, this Agreement details the issues to be mediated, the role of the mediator, and how the mediation will proceed.




WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DIVORCE LAWYER AND A MEDIATOR?


Unlike adversarial lawyers, trained separation and divorce mediators are strictly impartial. Mediators do not advocate for either side, rather, they steer the separation process towards a strong settlement and understanding that will stand the test of time. Mediation is a much more amicable way to resolve a divorce. Even though the divorce mediator plays an active role in the mediations, it is the partners involved who are in full control over what’ discussed and the decisions made. Set against litigation, where the judge takes control of the whole situation and makes all the decisions.




WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR DIVORCE MEDIATION?


Begin preparing by getting a separate journal that is completely private and safe so thoughts, feelings, information, and research can be captured. Ask yourself, what do I want to achieve while listing the objectives in order of priority. Now do the same for the other party, list those answers in the same manner as your own. Think of how you can best help the mediation and, ultimately, yourself with items such as healthy communication. List areas of communication that you feel you can help to ensure the mediation discussions and understanding can move forward in a better manner. An important research item is how to best proceed with their divorce, like mediation and what trained divorce mediators would they like to work with. Within this journal you will begin strategizing and preparing to negotiate for your best agreement; all of which your mediator will help guide you through.





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150 9th Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 3H9

Toll free: 1.877.649.5644

Tel: 403.863.9700

eMail: don@freshstartmediation.ca​ 

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