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Ottawa Family Law Meditation Services: Resolving Family and Estate Disputes with Ease

Avoid costly and time-consuming legal battles when dealing with family disputes by seeking the services of Galarneau's Ottawa Family Law Mediation. Our certified mediator, Susan Galarneau, will efficiently help you resolve your issues without the need of litigation.

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In many situations, it is possible to resolve your legal issue without going to court. Mediation, an alternative to court, is a confidential, voluntary process where a mediator helps create workable solutions to your family law or state matters. With more than 30 years of experience working in a mediation setting in Ottawa and beyond, Susan Galarneau is an experienced, compassionate and affordable family and estate mediator

Through mediation, Susan Galarneau will provide you with the tools to resolve your problems, help you find new ways to communicate with others and direct you towards a better relationship and positive outcome.


What is Family Law Mediation?

Family Mediation is a private often faster and more affordable alternative to litigation. In family mediation proceedings, family issues are presented and addressed by a neutral family mediator who helps the parties find suitable solutions to their problems rather than continuing conflicts. The mediator can also call for other professionals such as relationship counsellors for emotional support, mental health and parenting. The primary objective of family mediation is to resolve the parties disputes in a personalized, cooperative, agreeable and respectful manner. Call us to know more about our alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.


Who Is Family Law Mediation For?

Family mediation is for families who agree to settle their disputes in a mutually respectful manner. It is a voluntary process in which the concerned parties strive to find a solution rather than confront one another. The goal of family mediation is to make sepration and disputes as painless as possible for all parties involved. The process entails that all the parties sit down in a neutral environment to work on their family issues productively.


What is Estate Mediation?

Estate mediation is a process where a neutral third party, known as a mediator, helps family members or other interested parties resolve disputes related to the distribution of a deceased person's assets. The goal of estate mediation is to reach a mutually agreeable solution that is satisfactory to all parties involved, without the need for expensive and time-consuming litigation.

Mediation for Dispute Resolution & Sepration

Most commonly used to resolve family legal matters, mediation is designed to be mutually beneficial to all parties, so no one feels like they lost something they deserved. Family issues that Galarneau can help you mediate and resolve include:


  • Sepration

  • Spousal Support

  • Child support

  • Division of property and allocation of debts

  • Parenting arrangements

  • And more

Rather than feeling animosity or bitterness often created during court proceedings, mediation helps improve communication and build for the future in a more positive manner.

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Reasons to Choose Mediation Over Court Proceedings

Widely recognized as one of the most affordable ways to resolve a legal dispute, mediation helps Ottawa residents overcome differences and reach a more amicable solution to their problems. If you do not like the prospect of protracted court proceedings for your family legal matter, there are many benefits to choosing mediation, including:


  • High success rate

  • A focus on your children's needs

  • Improved communication between parents

  • Encouragement to solve problems

  • Introduction to other support services for your family

Our mediators understands how delicate family legal matters can be. We will assist you with finding a mutually satisfactory solution, develop effective communication and build consensus between parties. We do not take sides, and will not assign fault or blame. We will help you overcome these feelings and resolve damaging disputes.


Looking For Family Law Mediation Services in Ottawa and Surrounding Areas?

At Galarneau & Associates Professional Corporation, we can provide you with comprehensive legal solutions to help you resolve your family law matters efficiently and expediently. Galarneau is committed to providing you with affordable legal assistance, representation and mediation services to help you sail through your family dispute as painlessly as possible. Contact us to schedule an appointment or visit our website to know more about our practice areas.

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Family and Esate Law Mediation Services in Ottawa and Beyond

Mediation is often able to diminish the amount of hostility during family law proceedings.

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Galarneau & Associates Professional Corporation

260 Centrum Blvd., Unit 204
Ottawa, Ontario K1E 3P4
Free parking available



Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Consultations outside of office hours are also available

Service Area

Greater Ottawa and surrounding areas


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*This website is to provide general information only. Nothing contained herein is intended to constitute legal advice. If you require legal advice, please consult a lawyer to discuss your individual situation.