Family Mediation Becomes More Known
When we became too busy for the small space we had in Riverdale, we moved to our current space in downtown Toronto at Law Chambers, 393 University Avenue.
In 2006, family mediator, family arbitrator, and parenting coordinaor Elizabeth Hyde (also a former family litigator), joined the practice, bringing her years of family law, training and human resources experience to the Riverdale Mediation.
As we grew, so did our practice. And family mediation was becoming better known and more popular in Toronto, both with clients and with their lawyers. We invited new colleagues to join us, including Toronoto family mediator and Toronto family mediator and parenting coordinator , both with Masters in Social work and backgrounds in mental health and working with children and families.
Our mediation training practice also grew each year and we became one of the province’s busiest family mediation training practices, equipping many family mediators each year to become accredited by the Ontario Association of Family Mediation (OAFM) and the ADR Institute of Ontario, and, more recently, the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario.
With the 2007 amendments to the Family Law Act and Arbitration Act, we started offering family arbitration and, later, parenting coordination services, offering families in conflict even more options for resolving their family law matters out of court.