Discover Services for Family Mediation in Ottawa


Divorce does not have to end up in the courtroom. In fact, most family disputes don’t get that far. So how are disputes resolved so that each party member has their rights expressed?

Mediation is one option – a process, voluntarily chosen by the parties in dispute, that aims to have the parties arrive to their own amicable agreement.

A neutral, third party will act as the mediator. The mediator will facilitate dialogue between the couple to create a foundation for negotiation between the parties. There is no winning or losing here – this is a respectful approach to ensure that each member maintains recognition of their needs.

Ernest Tannis is a family mediator with over 40 years experience in family law. Ernest is experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate about the benefits that mediation can provide families and children as an alternative to litigation.

Ernest is pleased to work with both couples voluntarily seeking mediation as well as collaborative legal professionals who need to involve a qualified, experienced mediator. Get in touch with Ernest today.

Mediation has a number of benefits:
  • Cost-saving and time-saving alternative to a drawn-out and exhaustive litigation process.
  • Confidentiality is maintained since the case is not made public like the court-room.
  • Relationships between the spouses are often preserved, especially important when children are involved.
  • The process of mediation is custom and can be altered to fit the needs of the parties.
  • Decisions made in mediation are often long-lasting as opposed to court-ruled imposed decisions.
Ernest can help with matters concerning:
  • Parenting Plans
  • Custody & Access
  • Child Protection
  • Matters concerning mobility and variation of court orders
  • Division of property & assets
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Family Mediation

Mediation is one option – a process, voluntarily chosen by the parties in dispute, that aims to have the parties arrive to their own amicable agreement.

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Unbundled Family Services

An estimated 50% to 70% of litigants are self-represented. How do litigants manage their cases? Meet unbundled family legal services, a whole new approach to divorce in court.

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Resources

Explore helpful resources to ease you through your family dispute. Discover useful links surrounding family mediation and family law to see what will help find resolution.

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