Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Child-Focused Family Mediation (Prince Edward Island)

Province/Territory
Prince Edward Island

Type of service
Mediation

Services offered
One Mediator provides child-focused family mediation and parent planning services for parents that cannot agree on issues of custody, access and child support. Mediation is an alternative to going to Court. Mediations takes, on average, four to six sessions of two hours, to a maximum of twelve hours. Successful mediations usually produce a parenting plan agreed to by the parties.

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing service

Department responsible
Department of Justice and Public Safety, Family Law Section, Family Court Counsellors’ Office.

How to access this service
Participation in mediation is voluntary (it cannot be court-ordered). It is required that both parents consent to participating in mediation. Not all cases are appropriate for mediation, and parents requesting mediation services will be screened to determine if the case is appropriate for mediation. Those interested in mediation may contact the mediator’s office directly, or parties may be referred by community or governmental agencies, a lawyer or by the Court.

Location(s)
Mediation services are located at the Honourable C.R. McQuaid Family Law Centre in Charlottetown. For referrals contact 902-368-6655 or 902-368-6928.

Child-Focussed Family Mediation services are part of the Family Court Counsellors’ Office, and are provided at the Family Law Centre, Charlottetown; the Family Court Counsellors’ Office, Kensington; and the Access PEI sites in Summerside, Montague and O’Leary.
[ Service(s) offered ]

Language(s)
English. Document translation services are provided, as required.

Publications/information
Government of PEI Web site - Family Court Counsellors' Office
Family Court Counsellors' Office information brochure available, in English and French, through contact person below.

Costs
No charge

Governing legislation/legislative authority
Family Law Act, R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. F-2.1

Contact person(s)
Darrell Gallant
Mediator, Family Court Counsellors’ Office
Honourable C.R. McQuaid Family Law Centre
1 Harbourside Access Road, P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: 902-368-6655
Fax: 902-368-6934
Email:

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