OPTIONAL COUPLES CONSULTATION
You do not need to bring anything with you during this step. Our divorce mediators will discuss general information about separation and divorce. We will explain our ground rules and what you can expect for costs and processes. This meeting is optional. Some clients would rather skip this meeting and start with a working meeting.
Prior to coming in for a working meeting, you should gather as many documents as you can. By agreement, you can work with rough numbers if you wish. Click here for a suggested list of documents.
Asset Division, Child Support (if applicable), Spousal Support
Divide assets and debts, determine child support and negotiate spousal support. Most people find this is enough for one meeting and typically want to adjourn parenting discussions to a second meeting.
Develop A Parenting Plan
REVIEW AND SIGN DOCUMENTS
Which documents do you need for the separation? (Chances are you will need at least 11).
A separation agreement, Court of King’s Bench of Alberta divorce documents or Parenting and or Corollary Relief Orders, Canada Pension Plan Credit Division, statutory declaration, registration of support payments, reduction of tax at source, change in marital status, property title transfer, dower release, matrimonial property order, pension valuations, pension division, transfer RRSP’s without tax, corporate share transfers, statement of claim, affidavit of applicant, divorce judgment, application for a divorce certificate, etc.
Some firms will only draft a mediator’s report (for a large sum or fixed fee) and leave you to navigate the rest of the process. We will do as much or as little as you want and you will pay only for the time or services that you use.