Mediation is voluntary.
It is an attempt to resolve the matters in dispute with the assistance of a third party by way of
discussion and compromise. Good Matrimonial lawyers routinely try to resolve issues in this
fashion. They may have a tendency however, to resort to the traditional adversarial  approach
when they hit roadblocks.
Some issues are more difficult to arbitrate than others. Custody is often such an issue.
Arbitration does not focus on what each party is entitled to, so much as what works for the
parties and seeks common ground on all of the issues.
Under Ontario law, mediation is given a role, allowing courts to order it, with consent.

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Please note: If you are involved  in a matrimonial dispute, we
strongly recommend that you retain a lawyer to represent
you at the first  possible opportunity;
This site and this note are designed only to acquaint you with a
few (and only a few) of the issues that may affect you.
It is not intended as legal advice on any specific case.
You are well advised to retain the services of an
experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
Let us represent you
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