Category / Mediation

Case affirms confidentiality – even without specific clause

A recent Superior Court of Justice case reinforces the importance of confidentiality in mediated settlements, St. Catherines family lawer Sharon Silbert tells Law Times… Read […]

Our Team is Growing!

Sharon B. Silbert Professional Corporation Family Law + Mediation is pleased to welcome law student Stephanie Feld to our team this summer. Stephanie recently completed […]

Solid negotiation skills crucial for family lawyers

Sharon had the pleasure of speaking to the Advocate Daily about a recent study revealing that negotiation is the most common way that matters are resolved in […]

Mediation: Helping divorced parents learn to work together

In her recent article published in The Globe and Mail, Erin Silver speaks candidly about how hard she has found it to co-parent since her […]

The Value of Pessimism in Family Law Negotiations

Breaking news: maintaining a bit of pessimism in family law negotiations just might serve you well. Does this sound counterintuitive? Shouldn’t we remain optimistic about […]

Split: A Film for Kids of Divorce (and their Parents)

“It’s not like what you think, really. We’re still a family, but we don’t live in the same house anymore. That’s all.” These are the […]

What is Your Conflict Intelligence?

Are you aware of how you usually act when you engage in conflict? Do you have “hot buttons” that are continually pressed by others, or […]

“Getting the Most out of Family Mediation”: A Free Family Mediation Guide for Clients!

Going through a separation can be confusing. Many couples assume that their case will ultimately be settled by lawyers or by going to court, but […]

Six Things You Can Do to Manage Conflict Better

There’s no way around it – conflict is hard. Most of us try to avoid, postpone or passive-aggressively fend it off. But it’s usually inevitable, […]

What is a “Parenting Plan”?

Parents’ separation can be very difficult for children. One way that parents can help to make the transition as smooth as possible for their kids is to develop a […]