Mediation services in the province of Quebec are offered free of charge to separating or divorcing couples with dependent children 0-18 years old or 0-25 years old if children are still in school.
Whether direct consultation with the children takes place or not, their needs are regarded as paramount throughout the mediation process. Your family mediator can discuss with you how to talk to the children about the changes that will be happening and help them to understand the changes.
Five sessions are available, during which the separating couple and the mediator will discuss and organize; custody of the children, visitation to the children, child support, spousal support (where applicable), disposition of assets and disposition of liabilities.
Separating couples without dependent children can be well served by the mediation process but are not able to take advantage of the Quebec Government sponsored plan. Costs are reasonable for such service.