The Centre for Mediation & Dispute Resolution is exclusively a mediation firm. For over three decades, we have focused our business on helping clients resolve disputes through mediation. What separates CMDR from others in this field is that mediation is not just one of the many things that we do – it is the only thing we do.
Our focus and approach enable people with a conflict to openly discuss, through directed means, creative solutions for resolving disputes, including, but not limited to, separation, divorce, post-divorce, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, child custody and parenting issues, trust and estate disputes, business conflicts, and family business planning.
Now more than ever, people facing conflict, be they business owners, separating couples, families, or even individuals who want to define their divorce strategy, should feel most secure coming to a firm that specializes only in conflict resolution and that has been practicing for over thirty years. Mediation is an efficient, nonadversarial approach to conflict resolution outside the legal arena. With mediation, conflicts are resolved face-to-face. Mediators are invested in helping clients to achieve their goals without destroying the relationships around them.
CMDR has a different approach than an attorney, whose legal obligation is to represent only one party and his/her interests. We try to educate our clients at each stage of the process about the financial, tax, or relational risks of the options in front of them. We guide people in putting aside their disagreements so that they are able to manage, and restructure their relationships into a functional whole, and to maintain future relationships. That is our mission and our central objective.
Mediation is cost and time efficient. By taking charge of the decision-making and planning for future eventualities, clients learn how to resolve present and future conflicts, real-time, by themselves. We strive to empower clients by directly involving them in the outcome of their agreement(s), agreements more likely to be maintained when mutually determined by the involved parties.
Choosing mediation at CMDR means that participants leave having been heard. They learn how to interact in a mutually beneficial way – and ultimately to preserve their dignity.