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Get Reliable Mediation Services in Orleans and East Ottawa

In many situations, it’s 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 matters. With more than 25 years of experience working in a mediation setting in Orleans and East Ottawa, Galarneau & Associates ProfessionalCorporation has an experienced, compassionate and affordable team ready to help you.

Through mediation, the knowledgeable mediators at our Ottawa firm 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 Mediation?

Family Mediation is a quicker, more affordable, and hassle-free alternative to dispute resolution through litigation in the courtroom. In family mediation proceedings, family issues are presented and addressed by a neutral family mediator who helps the couple 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 spouses' disputes in a personalized, cooperative, agreeable and respectful manner. Call us to know more about our alternative dispute redressal mechanisms.


Who Is Family Mediation For?


Family mediation is for couples 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 divorce as painless as possible for both parties involved. The process entails that both the spouses sit down in a neutral environment to work on their family issues productively. 

Mediation for Dispute Resolution & Divorce

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 our mediators in Orleans, East Ottawa and surrounding areas can help you resolve include:


  • Divorce

  • Custody

  • Child support

  • Parent access

  • Parenting arrangements

  • And more

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

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 don’t like the prospect of long-winded 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 Ottawa mediators understand how delicate family legal matters can be. Our job is to assist you with finding a mutually satisfactory solution, develop effective communication and build consensus between parties. We don’t take sides, and we don’t assign fault or blame. We help you overcome these feelings and resolve damaging disputes.



Contact Galarneau & Associates Professional Corporation and East Ottawa

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

Mediation Services in Orleans and East Ottawa

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



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


Wheelchair Accessible

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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.

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