By combining positive communication techniques with her knowledge of family law, civil litigation and legal processes, Marian helps parties solve their own problems and reach lasting agreements that are advantageous to all parties involved in a dispute.
She is well-versed in the intricacies of the separation and divorce process from beginning to end. Marian has experience preparing parenting plans, financial statements, separation agreements and other documents required in the family law process. She also has ample experience coaching clients through one of their most challenging and overwhelming times.
Marian is well-known for her sympathetic and empathetic approach, whether mediating, parent coordinating or coaching while ensuring her clients have a safe, neutral and calm setting to express themselves. She always strives to ensure complete client satisfaction.
Marian's experience and knowledge of family law and civil litigation of over 20 years allow her to conduct mediations and coaching proficiently, with the intent of resolving the issues that are in dispute or coaching her clients on the best way to deal with the emotional, financial, and legal aspects of separation and divorce.
She is skilful at mediating and coaching all aspects of separation and divorce.
She completed her Law Clerk studies at Humber College with honours, her Mediation studies focusing on family law and civil litigation at Herzing College with high honours, and her Life and Divorce Coaching training through The Transformation Institute with honours.
Marian holds the designations of Q. Med, AccFM, CODR.
In addition to being a mediator, parent coordinator and divorce coach, Marian is a writer for Divorce Magazine, Family Matters Magazine, Women Rock Magazine and Mediate.com.
Marian Grande is the founder of Absolute Dispute Resolution. She is a member in good standing with the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO), the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (ADRIO), the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada (ADRIC), the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM), the Oakville Chamber of Commerce and the Oakville Business Improvement Association.
Areas of Focus
At Absolute Dispute Resolution, we address a wide variety of family matters, providing you with cost-effective legal services through divorce coaching, mediation and document preparation.
Mediation is a voluntary process in which a neutral third party called a mediator provides an opportunity for all parties to express and resolve issues that may be of concern to them.
Mediation requires all parties to enter into a dialogue with good faith and a true desire to reach a mutually acceptable agreement.
The mediator is not permitted to make decisions for the parties, and the parties may end the mediation at any time. The mediator assists the parties to communicate effectively and respectfully.
The process is extremely flexible and can cost significantly less than litigation as the parties typically share the cost of mediation.
The mediator holds an intake meeting with each party individually to access their issues and determine if mediation is a suitable and viable way to reach a resolution.
An Agreement to Mediate will be executed by both parties, and a retainer will be paid. The mediation process will commence shortly thereafter according to the parties’ availability.
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