Mediation – A negotiated resolution that can also help preserve relationships
Mediation has become a favoured and useful way to resolve family law issues. It helps find the common ground and compromises that lead to a negotiated settlement.
Mediation is highly effective in many situations, including when negotiation between counsel reaches an impasse. Mediation is by definition a negotiated resolution with the assistance of a third party mediator, with or without the participation or assistance of counsel.
We frequently represent and advise our clients in deciding if mediation is appropriate for their case, and in selecting a suitable mediator.
For parenting disputes, mediation helps parties develop and maintain the rapport they’ll need to successfully share the rights and responsibilities of parenting post-separation. Helping preserve relationships is one of mediation’s greatest strengths, to the benefit of both parents and their children.
Mediation is faster and generally far less expensive than litigation, and now even more so with the closures and backlogs resulting from COVID-19.
As counsel, Fogelman Law prepares clients for mediation and its unique challenges, and helps them negotiate their best settlement.
Independent of his counsel work, Herschel Fogelman is a skilled and highly sought-after mediator. Mediation is a large part of Herschel’s practice, where he acts as a private mediator hired by parties or their counsel.
Herschel is both a mediation innovator and early adopter, having recognized two decades ago its incredible potential to reduce the costs and time, and lessen the conflict litigation can inflame.
Herschel has been developing and honing his mediation skills ever since, and is one of the most respected family law mediators in Toronto and across Ontario.