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We help couples negotiate Separation Agreements*
Things we can do for you
When a marriage ends, the equal contribution of each person to the marriage is recognized by law. The value of any kind of asset or debt that was acquired by a spouse during the marriage and still exists at separation must be divided equally between the spouses. A Net Family Property Statement is calculated for each spouse by subtracting all debts from the total value of all assets at the valuation date. There is almost always a difference between each spouse’s NFP. In order to calculate the Equalization Payment amount, the lower NFP is subtracted from the higher one, and the difference is devided in half. The spouse with the higher NFP must pay to the spouse with the lower NFP.
A Parenting Plan is a written document that outlines how parents will raise their child after separation or divorce, and is especially beneficial for the parents younger children. A Parenting Plan can be as basic or as comprehensive as you wish. It can also be flexible, or very structured. It should also include information about Child Support and how additional expenses will be paid. Decisions about legal and residential custody, scheduling during the school year, as well as over long weekends and holidays, health care, religion, discipline, communication are made far more easily with the assistance of an Accredited Family Mediator.
child & spousal support
Federal Child Support Guidelines exist to protect the interest of all those involved after a separation or divorce. Calculations are made based on the number of children, with which parent they are residing, and the income of each parent.
Spousal Support is money paid by one spouse to the other after they separate or divorce. Many factors affect whether a spouse is entitled to spousal support. Once that has been decided, the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines can be used to help decide the amount and duration of spousal support. They are only guides, but they are often used by lawyers and judges. This can be a very difficult discussion. Let us guide you through the process, and help you find common ground.
A Separation Agreement* is a contract drafted between two spouses or common law partners for the purpose of resolving issues of division of Net Family Property and Equalization, Child and/or Spousal Support Calculations, as well as parenting issues like Custody and Access. Amicable couples often retain a Mediator to assist in the negotiation process. Having a Separation Agreement replaces your need to go to court to resolve these issues. Once the document has been signed by you, and a witness, it becomes a legally binding document. If you and your spouse/partner are agreeable, then Mediation is the most optimal course of action you should take. Going to court is extremely costly, time consuming, and very stressful.
Mediation is economical: Mediation is much faster and less expensive than litigation, and you’ll know from the start what your package will cost, and how long it will take.
Mediation preserves relationships: Moving forward is easy when everyone is satisfied with the outcome.
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Mediation is empowering: Decide together how to resolve your issues, instead of going to court.
Why choose an Amicable Divorce?
about Amicable Divorce®
Amicable Divorce® Mediation Services is a full-service boutique Family Mediation Firm. We provide personal, flexible, end-to-end Divorce Services and customized packages to clients seeking an amicable divorce in Toronto, and across the GTA who are looking for a mediated Separation Agreement*.
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about carolyn gille
Carolyn Gille, the founder of ADM, is a seasoned Senior Family Mediator, and a trusted name in the industry. She is skilled at guiding clients through the negotiation process in the areas of Net Family Property division & Equalization, and Child & Spousal Support. She can also assist with Custody negotiations, and the creation of a Parenting Plan.
- Accredited Family Mediator (AccFM with the OAFM)
- Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA with the IDFA)
- BSc in Child Developmental Psychology from Leiden University (in The Netherlands)
- BA (Hons) in Philosophy from UWO
- Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from York University
- Certificate in Family Mediation from York University
- Member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
- Carolyn can also offer you services in Dutch and French
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