Family Mediation

Course Code

ADR 5100

Academic Year


This course covers the use of mediation to resolve disputes in the Family Court of the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, and, where applicable, the Family Court Branch of the Superior Court of Justice, commonly referred to as the Unified Family Court. Mediation is utilized to resolve custody and access disputes, child and spousal support claims, and issues concerning the division of matrimonial property. The need to focus on the interests of the parties in obtaining settlements, and the need for precise wording in any agreements that occur through mediation are thoroughly examined in order to avoid future conflict.