Mediation with Jennifer Barkin

In today’s episode of Divorcing Well I interview Jennifer Barkin who is an accredited family mediator with the Ontario Association of Family Mediators and we discuss the topic of divorce and mediation. Many people going through divorce are unsure about whether mediation is a viable option for them and whether it is a cheaper alternative to lawyers. Jennifer and I discuss what mediation is, when it is used and why, the pros and cons, and answer your questions about whether mediation is a suitable route for your divorce.
Jennifer Barkin is an Accredited Family Mediator with the OAFM (Ontario Association of Family Mediators) . She is a trained Parenting Coordinator, holds a MSW in Social Work and is registered with the OCSWSSW (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers), is a Certified Divorce Coach, and has completed Family Arbitration training . She is also one of the few family therapists in the GTA to have successfully completed the Voice of the Child training. After 13 years of running a private therapy practice, Jennifer recently launched her own Mediation and Counselling practice “ Family Matters Mediators and Counsellors” which has several locations across the GTA. Through her work, Jennifer provides her clients with comprehensive Family Mediation services, Parenting Coordination Services, Divorce Coaching services, and Counseling services in all areas pertaining to Separation and Divorce. For the past year, Jennifer has also enjoyed being a Mandatory Information Presenter within the Ontario Family courts.
Jennifer's substantive experience and training has given her the skills to help families move forward positively. Jennifer is compassionate and empathetic, and she knows from her own personal experience as a former single Mom, how overwhelming Separation and Divorce can be.
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