“In every crisis there is an opportunity.”


Hourly Rate – $115 per client + HST ($230 Total)

  • Parties in the mediation split the cost of the mediation process.
  • A mediation process generally follows the outline below.
  • Initial Consultation for both parties, individually – no cost.
  • Clients mutually agree to participant in the mediation and sign retainer agreement.
  • Individual intake meetings to assess the issues to be addressed, get background and demographic information, hopes, positions, reasons, and potential solutions.
  • Once the individual intakes have been completed five 90 minute sessions are scheduled. It may be that more are needed – it may be that five is too many.
  • It is completely dependent on the amount of issues to be addressed and the level of cooperation between the parties.
  • The mediator will provide a written summary of the last meeting at the beginning of every new meeting
  • Once all agreements have been reached the mediator will create a Memorandum of Understanding for the parties to review.
  • The mediator will edit and finalize the Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Once the parties are satisfied with the document the process is complete.
  • The parties then should to take the agreement to their lawyer to get some independent legal advice prior to signing the document.

Circle Mediation Benefits

At Circle Consulting and Resolutions we provide a range of family mediation services to help address a variety of issues that impact families.

We believe helping people engage in an interest based resolution process, rather than an adversarial process, benefits individuals in a number of significant ways.


Mediation is a voluntary, non-adversarial process where parties come together in good faith to address a mutual issue. Mediation is a much faster process than litigation and using a court process and seeks to improve the relationship.


Mediation is a cost effective solution in which the two parties share the cost of the mediator and engage with their lawyer at the end of the process for independent Legal advice.


When participating in mediation parties have direct input into decisions that impact their lives rather than having a third party, such as a judge, make decisions that impact their lives directly.


Mediation is a confidential process, a court proceeding is not.


Participants in mediation can create and tailor a plan the meets everyone’s needs including, parents, children and extended family.

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Virtual Mediation Also Available

19 Kentmere Grove
Carlisle, ON
L0R 1H2

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