Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

International Mediation

Province/Territory
Alberta

Type of service
Mediation

Services offered
Family Mediation is a voluntary, facilitative process. Mediators assist parties to communicate, negotiate and cooperate and to focus on the needs of the child(ren) when resolving parenting disputes. The mediator is an impartial third party who provides an opportunity for participants to talk about important issues in a safe, confidential environment. Parties in mediation are encouraged to work collaboratively and avoid the adversarial court process. All agreements reached through mediation are outlined in a Mediated Agreement. Mediation agreements are not legally binding.
International mediation can occur when one party lives in Alberta and if both parties agree. Arrangements would be made with the individual mediator. When registering for mediation, it would be good to identify that the other party lives in another Country)

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing

Department responsible
Resolution and Court Administration Services, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General

How to access this service
Family Mediation referrals can be made by the client, their lawyer, a Family Court Counsellor, or Justices of the Court of Queen’s Bench and Judges of the Provincial Court.

Language(s)
English

Publications/information
Resolution Services Mediation

Costs
Family Mediation - is available at no cost provided there is at least one child under the age of 18, and one or both parents earn less than $40,000 per year.

Contact person(s)
Resolution and Court Administration Services Contact Centre
1-855-738-4747

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