What is parenting coordination?

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Parenting coordination is a form of alternative dispute resolution that can assist parents implement their parenting plan, usually after a court order for custody and access is in place. Parenting coordinators (PC) are often mental health professionals, but lawyers and mediators can also function as PCs. Most have some knowledge of divorce/separation, child development and…

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What is mediation?

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Mediation is a way that you and your former partner can try to work out your dispute without going to court. You work with a mediator to talk to one another and come to an agreement about issues such as custody, access, child or spousal support, division of property and the matrimonial home. Mediation is…

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What is an ex parte motion?

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In situations of extreme urgency, a woman may be able to bring an ex parte motion. In this process, her partner is not served with the documents and the judge makes a decision the same day as the woman files her Notice of Motion, Affidavit and other documents (for example, a Form 13 Financial Statement…

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