Child-inclusive family mediation: Prospects for improved outcomes, reduced costs

By Rachel Birnbaum and Nicholas Bala (April 27, 2023, 2:01 PM EDT) -- As recognized in the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, there is growing appreciation internationally of the importance of involving children in the making of decisions that affect their lives. In 2021 Canada’s Divorce Act was amended to explicitly provide that children’s “views and preferences” are to be considered in making post-separation parenting arrangements, giving due weight to their age and maturity....
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