Fairway has been helping Canadians since 2006
At Fairway Waterloo Wellington we know how hard divorce conflict can be. We developed our Independently Negotiated Resolution™ (INR) mediation method to get you through it one manageable step at a time. We’ll help you understand the issues, make informed decisions, reach an agreement, and move into the future.
Get back to living againGoing through a divorce can be exhausting, stressful, and all-consuming. Your mediator will help you get you through it in months, not years, so you can move forward into your future, sooner.
Reduce time, stress, and expenseThe Fairway INR method is a proven, process-driven way that moves you both through the divorce process fairly, efficiently, and far more cost-effectively than expensive and stressful courtroom battles.
Keep moving aheadWhen a marriage ends it can be difficult to work together. But instead of stalling out when one person isn’t ready to talk about an issue, our process allows you to work privately with your mediator through many steps of the process, in the order that works best.
Use the right professionals at the right timeDepending on the complexity of your situation, you may need a variety of professional services. We’ll bring in one of our extended independent team of legal, financial, and other experts at just the right time, so you won’t run up unnecessary costs.
At Fairway Waterloo Wellington, our job is to get you to the next phase of your life fast and without draining your finances to get there. Fairway mediators are accredited experts in divorce, business and family negotiation, and conflict resolution, and we live where we serve.
We understand the unique needs and landscape of the Waterloo Wellington community, including the current provincial mediation policy. All of Fairway’s final separation agreements and plans are based on the family laws of your jurisdiction, including the: Federal Child Support Guidelines, Family Law Act, Pension Benefits Act, and the Divorce Act. Our unique INR mediation method helps you leave us with everything needed to close this chapter and begin your next adventure.
You’ll never have to wonder if you’ve missed a step or what’s needed from you because we’re with you every step of the way. You’ll work with a dedicated mediator who will guide you through each step of our INR method, keeping negotiations on a timeline and your priorities at the centre of the process. Your mediator will meet with you and your partner or spouse separately when needed to provide both of you the opportunity to make fully informed decisions. Your final separation agreement will reflect everyone’s needs, preferences, vision for the future and based on the marital and divorce laws.
When the process requires additional expertise, we’ll draw from our extended independent team of trusted professionals in real estate, finance, tax, business valuation, pension valuation, and the law.
As specialists in conflict dispute resolution and policy for divorce, family and business mediation, the Fairway Waterloo Wellington team is equipped to manage a broad range of complexity to resolve amicably and efficiently. Along with their team of dedicated mediators and professionals, we’re here to guide you to the future you imagine.
Colette Fortin is one of the leading mediators and divorce coaches in Southern Ontario. As the owner-operator of Fairway Waterloo Wellington for the past ten years, Colette has been a positive force, using her 20 years of experience in family-centred conflict resolution to guide hundreds of couples to the other side of disputes and on with their lives. She is an Accredited Family Mediator (Acc. FM), a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), and a member of both the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM) and the ADR Institute of Ontario.
The Fairway Method serves as the basis for Colette’s practice. In her additional capacity as Fairway’s trainer and coach, she ensures each person who enters her program masters the knowledge and tools needed to emerge as a conscientious and efficient resolution expert.
Sarah Whyte is an Accredited Family Mediator (Acc. FM) and a member of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM). Sarah’s client-centred approach, coupled with her strong organizational skills and leadership qualities, has made her an invaluable part of the Waterloo Wellington team.
Sarah has used her experience in real estate and financial planning to help coach clients through the often-emotional financial decisions tied to the marital home and the division of assets. She has first-hand knowledge of the impact separation can have on families and children and brings a compassionate understanding to the unique challenges parents face today when discussing parenting plans. As a mediator who understands the chaos and grief experienced during separation, Sarah strives to guide her clients through the unknown towards a place of hope for the future.
Jen Banfield is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA). She holds both a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and an MBA from the University of Windsor and keeps her teaching and training skills sharp as a Professor at Conestoga College’s School of Business. She has over 20 years of experience in the corporate and financial world, having worked within two of Canada’s leading financial institutions, BMO and RBC, holding senior management roles with both.
Jen brings her strong financial knowledge and business acumen, combined with her practical and personal experiences to her work. Her client-centred approach, coupled with her leadership, training and coaching experience, informs her passion for helping families find a better way to a positive future.
The Best Decisions for our Family
Working with Fairway streamlined the separation process and allowed us to work together collaboratively, making decisions for the best possible outcome for our family going forward. The straightforward approach made an inherently stressful situation as simple as it could have been. I was incredibly impressed with how efficiently Colette was able to create a Resolution Plan; having all the financial details ready for the initial meeting we were able to have a draft of the Resolution Plan within a month of the initial meeting. Colette is the first person I would contact should I have a family dispute in the future.
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