Alison J. McArthur

Collaborative Practice offers separating couples the advantage of a non-adversarial and team approach to settling family law issues. Separation and divorce can be a confusing and painful time.  As a neutral family professional Alison offers a supportive and inclusive approach to help families find their way through the challenges of major and sometimes unexpected change.

In the midst of separation, parents are tasked with the new and often emotional experience of creating a co-parenting plan.  As an experienced family mediator, Alison will help you with developing a comprehensive and child-centred plan customized for your family including how you will make decisions, share parenting time, and communicate and share important information about the children.  A good parenting plan will promote children’s healthiest outcomes and future family wellbeing, enhances parental communication and minimizes the impact of any parental conflict.  

Alison holds a Master’s degree in Social Work, is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and is an Accredited Family Mediator with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation.  Alison also holds memberships in Collaborative Practice Durham Region, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.