What to Expect in Your First Mediation Session

Fresh Start first mediation session

You’re about to step into the unknown – your first mediation session. It’s a whirlwind of emotions, isn’t it? Don’t fret! We’re here to guide you through the process. We’ll break down the role of a mediator, help you prep for the big day, and explain why mediation works. We’ve even got tips on handling …

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Intentional Parenting

how ready are you as a parent to provide an environment in order to nurture the growth and development of your child after separation

As a parent, a family mediator, observing others with their children and having family members tell me stories about my own child, I have learned how to appreciate my child, their individual character and I have been cognizant about cultivating their strengths and interests all the while acknowledging their needs and concerns. Over time, I …

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Groundhog Day … Again

Groundhog Day … Again

I look forward to Groundhog Day every year. Not because I particularly believe in the mythos of a groundhog’s mystical ability to recognize its own shadow on an arbitrary date on a calendar thereby foreseeing future weather patterns, nor that a human can become a gopher-whisperer/translator and is able to decipher whether the rodent saw …

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Surviving the Holidays Divorced

Surviving the Holidays Divorced

Wondering how you will get through Christmas this year? Your soon-to-be former spouse is taking the kids to his parents for the holiday, as you always did as a family. But this year you are going to be alone. How are you going to survive the holidays while in the middle of a divorce? If …

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5 tips for when considering selling your home during a divorce.

5 Tips for selling your home during a divorce

Separation and divorce creates one of the most difficult financial decisions we experience. Most notably, the largest asset most of us will ever acquire now hangs in the balance – The Family Home. Through the property division process, it is often the matrimonial home that must be sold. The sale of your home is not …

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JD Law + Fresh Start

Fresh Partners - JD Law + Fresh Start Mediation

We have partnered with JD Law to ensure a smooth transition from the agreement you want, to the simple legal filing process you need. With your mediated agreements from Fresh Start in hand, JD Law can help clients based in Alberta file online without the need to appear in court in person.

Fresh Idea: Bilingual Family Mediation!

Fresh Idea: Bilingual Family Mediation!

Did you know we are the only bilingual family mediator serving Manitobans? Our own Lisa Huberdeau serves families in French AND English. Lisa was recently profiled by the Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM) and we are excited whenever one of our team gets to share the good things we do for our …

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