Parenting Coordination

About My Process

As a mediator, I am a neutral person. My role is to facilitate your discussions and help you decide how your dispute should be resolved. I have no power or authority to
impose a solution. After the initial referral and brief introductory telephone conversation, my first step is
to meet with both parties separately in what we refer to as an intake meeting.

Intake Meetings 

Intake meetings are confidential. They provide each client with the opportunity to
provide me with background information from their individual perspectives, without
fear of criticism, judgment or conflict. Before the intake meeting, to help facilitate our discussion I will send each of you a Confidential Questionnaire that I ask you to complete. The questionnaire helps to
direct my questions during the intake session and it allows me more time to assess
your needs and the nature of the conflicts between parties. During the intake meeting, I will explain the different types of agreements which may be appropriate, the various ways in which the mediation process may unfold, who may be involved in the process and what will be required in order for each of you to
successfully negotiate an appropriate resolution of the issues you wish to address. During the intake you are also free to ask questions about me, the mediation process itself, how I might handle specific situations which may occur during the mediation process and raise specific concerns about the other person, their ability to participate in a meaningful way or potential outcomes. You are also free to share your views
about how you would like specific issues to be resolved. Most people feel much calmer and more confident in their ability to participate in mediation in a meaningful way after their intake meetings. Intake meetings provide me with a unique opportunity to gather information, both directly and indirectly. Having the opportunity to observe behaviour is often as valuable to me as the information that is communicated to me verbally.

Scheduling Your Session

Immediately after you have completed your intake process, if it has been decided
to go ahead and the contract is signed, we will send you a list of available mediation dates so that we can schedule the number of sessions we estimate you will need to complete your discussions.

As a mediator, I am a neutral person. My role is to facilitate your discussions and help you decide how your dispute should be resolved. I have no power or authority to
impose a solution. After the initial referral and brief introductory telephone conversation, my first step is
to meet with both parties separately in what we refer to as an intake meeting.

Who Attends? 

Intake meetings are confidential. They provide each client with the opportunity to
provide me with background information from their individual perspectives, without
fear of criticism, judgment or conflict. Before the intake meeting, to help facilitate our discussion I will send each of you a Confidential Questionnaire that I ask you to complete. The questionnaire helps to
direct my questions during the intake session and it allows me more time to assess
your needs and the nature of the conflicts between parties. During the intake meeting, I will explain the different types of agreements which may be appropriate, the various ways in which the mediation process may unfold, who may be involved in the process and what will be required in order for each of you to
successfully negotiate an appropriate resolution of the issues you wish to address. During the intake you are also free to ask questions about me, the mediation process itself, how I might handle specific situations which may occur during the mediation process and raise specific concerns about the other person, their ability to participate in a meaningful way or potential outcomes. You are also free to share your views
about how you would like specific issues to be resolved. Most people feel much calmer and more confident in their ability to participate in mediation in a meaningful way after their intake meetings. Intake meetings provide me with a unique opportunity to gather information, both directly and indirectly. Having the opportunity to observe behaviour is often as valuable to me as the information that is communicated to me verbally.

The Sessions 

Immediately after you have completed your intake process, if it has been decided
to go ahead and the contract is signed, we will send you a list of available mediation dates so that we can schedule the number of sessions we estimate you will need to complete your discussions.

Preparing Your Agreement

Independent Legal Advice 

Intake meetings are confidential. They provide each client with the opportunity to
provide me with background information from their individual perspectives, without
fear of criticism, judgment or conflict. Before the intake meeting, to help facilitate our discussion I will send each of you a Confidential Questionnaire that I ask you to complete. The questionnaire helps to
direct my questions during the intake session and it allows me more time to assess
your needs and the nature of the conflicts between parties. During the intake meeting, I will explain the different types of agreements which may be appropriate, the various ways in which the mediation process may unfold, who may be involved in the process and what will be required in order for each of you to
successfully negotiate an appropriate resolution of the issues you wish to address. During the intake you are also free to ask questions about me, the mediation process itself, how I might handle specific situations which may occur during the mediation process and raise specific concerns about the other person, their ability to participate in a meaningful way or potential outcomes. You are also free to share your views
about how you would like specific issues to be resolved. Most people feel much calmer and more confident in their ability to participate in mediation in a meaningful way after their intake meetings. Intake meetings provide me with a unique opportunity to gather information, both directly and indirectly. Having the opportunity to observe behaviour is often as valuable to me as the information that is communicated to me verbally.

 

7 Marquette Ave., Suite 905

Ottawa, Ontario

Canada, K1L 8A7

 

lizfabiano@pnachange.com

613-240-7223

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