Collaborative Practice offers separating parents the advantage of utilizing a non-adversarial and team approach to settling family law issues. As the Family Professional on the team, Alison will work with you to develop a child-centred and comprehensive co-parenting plan and assist you to reach consensus on challenging issues that arise. Separation and divorce can be a confusing and painful time for everyone in the family. In the midst of this, as parents you are tasked with creating co-parenting plans that serve the best interests of your child(ren). Sometimes this can be difficult. An experienced professional can help you voice your ideas and concerns along with helping you to formulate a plan unique to your family. Such a plan might include: • Where the child(ren) will live and how you will make major decisions • How you will share the time with your child(ren) • How you will communicate and share important information As a mediator, Alison has been helping separating parents reach agreements on difficult and emotional co-parenting issues for over 17 years. She has been a member of the Toronto High Conflict Forum, presented at the North York family law education series and taught mediation classes at York University. Alison holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. As well, Alison is a member in good standing of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Ontario Association for Family Mediation, the Ontario Association of Social Workers and Collaborative Practice Durham Region.
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