Divorce Mediation Experts

Resolved over 5,300 Canadian Families since 2006

We are not a Law Firm or just a Mediation Firm. We Mediate, We Negotiate and We Navigate your Divorce from Start to Finish.

We care about how you move through your divorce.

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Avoid Shocking Legal Bills

and Unnecessary Conflict

At Fairway Divorce Solutions, we have spent over 15 years specializing in the fair dissolution of broken marriages and the rediscovery of your potential new life. Divorce is an unfortunate reality but it isn’t the end. With our "Independently Negotiated Resolution" INR process, it’s possible to get the life you’ve always dreamed of in a way that doesn’t hurt your children, destroy your assets, damage your reputation or spend years in court. We are Canada’s leading alternative divorce resolution company and we empower you to be the architect; taking your life from broken to beautiful.

Join thousands of well-meaning
and fair minded Canadians who got a divorce the fair way

The Fairway Model

Powered by Independently Negotiated Resolution (INR)

The Fairway Model takes the best practices from mediation, negotiation and the traditional divorce system and applies it to a process that works. Fairway is committed to bringing resolution within 120 days of financial disclosure so that you can move on with your new life in a timely fashion. You get all the legal and financial advice you need to make sound decisions that stand the test of time.

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Listen
Gather Information
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Focus
Identify the Issues
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Talk
Discuss the Options
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How it works

Protect What Matters Most

Fairway takes you and your spouse independently through a proven step by step process that brings resolution, regardless of complexity, on all areas in your divorce ensuring that emotions do not play havoc with sound decision making.

The Fairway Model

Everything Start to Finish

Find the best of both worlds, the traditional system and alternative dispute resolution, at our private boutique locations. Fairway’s Divorce Resolution Experts, are experts in mediation and negotiation with backgrounds in finance and law providing you access to independent legal advice and ensuring your rights are protected.

Changing the Way Divorce Happens

Fairway was founded with the goal of changing the way divorce happens. Divorce does not need to take years and cost potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills. Since 2006, we’ve been turning divorce on its head, leading the alternative divorce industry and helping over 5,300 couples find a better way to divorce. Fair minded couples have worked with Fairway Resolution Experts in our many locations across Canada to reduce time, reduce cost, reduce stress and protect their kids to secure positive change for their family for seven generations to come.

“Divorce is an event in your life but it does not need to define you. However, how you choose to get a divorce will set the stage for the rest of your life.”

Karen Stewart
CEO and Founder

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The clear road to a new life.

Why Fairway Divorce Solutions

Professional Services that Work for you

Fairway Divorce Solutions is committed to our four Cornerstones to ensure you get to move through your divorce in the best way possible.

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Reduce TimeOnce financial disclosures are in place, our 120 days to resolution countdown begins. Getting in and out of negotiations in 4 months is years faster than fighting through the court system.
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Reduce CostBased on the complexity of your situation, you pay a simple flat fee, providing you with financial certainty and value for your fee, which is an investment in your positive new beginning.
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Reduce StressYou and your spouse will move independently through your decision making process, virtually or in person. Our process reduces stressful interactions and ensures power struggles do not interfere with making good decisions.
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Protect the KidsChildren do not need to be victims of divorce. A great way to protect your kids is to complete a comprehensive co-parenting plan. If you move through divorce in a thoughtful, fair minded way your children will thrive.
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Get Your Divorce Guide

Before you go any further, download your free copy of The Most Important Things You Need to Know When Getting a Divorce.

This divorce guide only takes minutes to read. More importantly, it may shield your assets while making sure you protect your kids.

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If this feels right, call us.

We understand that this is a difficult time and an important decision. We believe so much in what we do, that we will spend time with you, free of charge, to help you determine if Fairway is a good fit. We want you to be an informed decision maker so that you are empowered and in control of your future.

We sincerely care, so before you decide to call a law firm please call us.

120 Days to Mediated Divorce Resolution happens after receiving financial disclosure.

Online Divorce Options

Getting a divorce in Canada doesn’t need to be expensive or complicated.

In light of the pandemic, people are flocking to Google to look for ways to get divorced online. To their relief, they’re discovering that web-based companies are saving them time and money.

If you are among the 90% of Canadians whose divorce is uncontested, then there are plenty of options available to you.

Even if your spouse can’t or won’t agree on the terms, we now have alternative ways to resolve these sorts of disputes online.

Online Divorce Companies

Websites and webapps that provide do-it-yourself forms, divorce filing, and virtual divorce mediation are now appearing everywhere. But, the need for sound advice is as strong as ever. A keen eye for the sources of your guidance is ever more important since not all divorce companies are equal.

All good mediation companies and law firms offer free initial counsel over the web using software such as Zoom. Many also host workshops, webinars and lessons online. There are even support groups available if you are having a tough time.

With only a few clicks or taps, you’ll find a ton of trustworthy blogs and resources. Knowledge and understanding of your options are invaluable.

Do some research before you start on the clear road to a new life. Below are some of the hot topics you should be aware of:

Separation vs Divorce

Getting a separation agreement is not the same thing as filing for a divorce. In all respects, creating a separation agreement is a step you do before filing for divorce. The courts require it.

Separation Agreements

Separation agreements address property division (including the division of debts), child support, and spousal support. Moreover, the goal of drafting this legal agreement is to strike a fair balance in the separation. As such, a solid separation agreement satisfies both sides equally. Turn to online mediation to sort out the terms of the settlement. The best companies offer both mediation and legal support when pursuing amicable terms. All in all, this adds a comfort layer in knowing that you have addressed all the serious issues. It also satisfies the courts.

Filing for Divorce

With a separation agreement in hand, the final steps of divorce are the paperwork and courts. Accordingly, we provide services to handle all the paperwork and to file for you. As such, these services save you from back and forth trips to the courts to please court clerks.

Financial Disclosure

The fair division of property and assets can happen only with a total appreciation of what’s at stake. If you attempt this without expert help, one or more parties may miss or hide assets. Thus, we implore you to seek a professional firm for advice. Legitimate mediation companies provide and coordinate these services for you. They make it much easier.

Mediation

You should start with a company that offers family mediation services. In general, a mediator is faster and more cost-efficient. This is because the target of mediation is amiable. Mediators can do the majority of the work for you and only engage lawyers to dot i’s and cross t’s.

Fairway is a mediation company that offers a fixed-cost resolution. This is best because it puts expenses up-front and promotes efficiency. From this, mediators have an interest in making the process as smooth as possible. In particular, Fairway’s INR™ is 69% less expensive than comparable lawyer’s fees.

Discover how Fairway has been helping families since 2006.

Family Lawyers

When deciding where to start, your choices boil down to either a mediator or a family lawyer. Be sure to find someone that specializes in divorce.

Divorce Lawyers

Lawyers have been around for a very long time. If no other legal avenues are available to you, then this may be the correct choice. If the dissolution carries on, lawyers can become pricey. Nobody wants a protracted court battle.

For contested divorces, lawyers are typically overpriced. The reason for this is that lawyers don’t get paid to settle fast, and divorce law is set up for confrontations. Pitting spouses against each other like this is slow and costly.

Yet rare, sometimes using a divorce lawyer alternative will fail. In this case, you will need to call a lawyer. Just make sure that you find the right one. If you need assistance, just call Fairway. We have lots of connections. You may also search for a family lawyer in our public directory.

Find a family lawyer in your province.

DIY Divorce Papers and Kits

Do-it-yourself divorce kits are a cheaper way to get an uncontested divorce. But, beware of the catches! Many spouses naively believe that they will have a simple, uncontested divorce. Instead, they discover mid-way that they can’t agree on some of the critical issues. In these instances, DIY divorce goes out of the window, and mediation becomes a necessity.

But even in the ideal case, where a DIY divorce goes well, not all kits are easy to understand, up-to-date, or comprehensive. Laws are different in the courts of every province. An astute legal mind may navigate the paperwork, but the rest of us are often left stumped. For this reason, the best DIY companies come with online technical support.

If you get stuck, pursue the aid of a mediation company or an attorney. Either will be able to finish your divorce papers.

Learn about online DIY divorce kits.

Divorce Mediation Companies

Picking a divorce mediation company is an excellent alternative to using a law firm. Divorce attorneys make money by creating conflict and tension. In contrast, mediators don’t. They do not pit you against your partner as lawyers do. Nor do they cost $400 an hour. In fact, mediators strive towards finding realistic compromises as quickly as they can. With proper navigation, you will have less stressful conflicts and still achieve a fair outcome.

Divorce Mediators

Mediators can help you through the entire breakup. They assist both you and your spouse to disclose finances. Also, they can draft a separation agreement. A mediator can help resolve your support and financial disputes. And if required, build a co-parenting plan for you as opposed to a paralegal who cannot. And, in the end, mediators can fill out and file your divorce papers with the courts.

You can choose from many online divorce mediation companies in Canada. But, the best divorce mediators will use Independently Negotiated Resolution™ (INR). Regularly, these types of mediators can often do all negotiations in less than six months. And, a quicker divorce hurts you less.

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Independently Negotiated Resolution™ (INR)

INR is a proven process that takes you from start to finish. It uses trained mediators to reduce your pain, time, and cost. Plus, it aligns you with business and pension valuators, accountants, legal advisors, and tax experts. INR ends your marriage with less conflict and salvages your relationships. It is a step by step process created by divorce guru and best selling author, Karen Stewart. Karen knows what works and will help you from her decades of experience.

This process works for both amicable separations and high-conflict cases. INR starts by separating you from your spouse so that you can set your goals. This privacy helps you feel safe and secure when you express your thoughts.

Having listened to both of you, the mediator can understand both you and your spouse’s points of view. From this, the mediator will work with you to create fair agreements on all separation issues. Separating you from your spouse protects relationships by preventing bullying. This is even more vital if you have young children, as their future depends on the outcome.

Read about INR at Fairway.