MFC Lawyers utilize Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, and working with Third Party Professionals to resolve matters without going to court.
MFC Lawyers are strong proponents of resolving matters without resorting to the court system. By employing alternative resolution methods, our clients can reduce their legal fees and gain greater control over the financial and emotional consequences of their legal matter.
— D. George
“I recently hired MFC Law Professional Corporation, and had the opportunity to work with Jennifer Eensild BA, JD. Jennifer was very professional, caring and intelligent and resolved my matter in a timely manner. The whole team at MFC Law Professional Corporation was a pleasure to deal with, I would certainly recommend Jennifer and MFC Law Professional Corporation to anyone looking for legal services.”
Our lawyers respect that your time and resources are finite. That’s why our team will work directly with you to determine the best approach to resolving your matter.
These dispute resolution methods allow our clients to benefit from reduced legal fees while having greater control over the financial and emotional consequences of their legal matter.
Once you have decided on an approach, we will work tirelessly to ensure that your matter is resolved in the most expeditious manner.
Negotiation is a method by which people settle differences without resorting to litigation. It is a process where parties try to reach a compromise or agreement and avoid argument and dispute. In any disagreement, individuals understandably aim to achieve the best possible outcome for their position. However, if the parties are not willing to “give and take”, the negotiation will likely not be successful.
Negotiation is not a zero-sum game; principles of fairness, seeking mutual benefit, and maintaining a relationship are the keys to a successful outcome. Further, the degree to which the negotiating parties trust each other to implement the negotiated solution is a major factor in determining whether negotiations are successful.
Mediation is a more interactive process where a neutral third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. A mediator will manage the interaction between parties and facilitate open communication. Mediation participants are encouraged to actively participate in the process, and the mediator will use a wide variety of techniques to guide the process in a constructive direction to help the parties find their optimal solution.
Arbitration is a process where disputing parties refer to an impartial adjudicator to make a final decision regarding any unresolved issues arising from their legal matter. The arbitrator reviews the evidence in the case and imposes a decision that is legally binding on both sides and enforceable in the courts. The parties agree to be bound by the arbitrator’s decision.
Third Party Professionals
Third party professionals include any professional involved in the lives of the children to assist a parent with any aspect of parenting, such as developing a parenting plan and/or the skills necessary to implement the parenting plan. Third party professionals include counsellors, psychologists, parenting coordinators, social workers, assessors, clinical investigators, Family and Children’s Services, and the Office of the Children’s Lawyer.