Whether a couple is cohabitating or a group of young post-grads are sharing an apartment, relationships can change quickly and unexpectedly.
When shared living relationships end abruptly, turmoil often begins, especially if there is no prior plan in place.
Mediation can be of great value for cohabitating couples or friends. Mediation provides a safe, confidential space in which to discuss issues of mutual concern with an impartial mediator facilitating the agreements with which everyone can live.
At the Centre for Mediation & Dispute Resolution, we can work with you to develop a plan to support a successful cohabitation relationship.
Topics to Discuss Before Cohabitating:
If one party has children, or you have children while living together, there are, of course, many other important issues to consider.
Mediation offers cohabitating couples and/or friends an opportunity to discuss in advance the nature of their living together arrangement, to anticipate concerns, to consider financial obligations, to discuss day-to-day responsibilities for the living space, and to agree ahead of time on individual commitments, both during and at the end of a period of cohabitation.