Government of Alberta

Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General - Resolution Services - Dispute Resolution


Description
Offers families a voluntary process with a neutral mediator who practices non-evaluative, facilitative mediation in order to resolve disputes outside of court.

Service offers:

  • a voluntary process to families to help resolve disputes outside of court
  • a mediation report for participants that summarizes agreements

Types of issues commonly addressed include:

  • parenting plans
  • contact issues
  • guardianship
  • communication
  • child support
  • spousal support
  • some property matters

Multiple sessions are often required to complete the process. Sessions typically last 2 to 3 hours.

Key Provider: mediator
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • individuals going through separation or divorce 
  • who are dealing with child custody, access, and support issues
  • who have court applications in Provincial Court or Court of Queen's Bench
  • one party must have an annual income of $40,000.00 or less and at least one dependent child under the age of 18 or must have a child 18 years or older who is eligible for continued child support based on a medical or educational need
Before mediation can proceed, all parties must agree to participate and undergo domestic violence / safety screening. May not be appropriate for families experiencing issues of domestic violence, neglect or chronic alcohol / drug abuse.
Application Process
Service Access: By AppointmentReferral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
780-427-8329 (Family Mediation)
Telephone
780-415-2701 (Civil Mediation)
Telephone
780-427-1907 (Child Support Resolution)
Telephone
780-644-2190 (Brief Conflict Intervention)
Web Site
http://www.rcas.alberta.ca
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Provincial Government
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
July 3, 2019
Address
10365 97 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5J 3W7
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:15 AM - 04:00 PM
Tue
08:15 AM - 04:00 PM
Wed
08:15 AM - 04:00 PM
Thu
08:15 AM - 04:00 PM
Fri
08:15 AM - 04:00 PM