Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services
Child-Focused Family Mediation (Prince Edward Island)
Prince Edward Island
Type of service
One Mediator provides child-focussed family mediation and parent planning services for parents that cannot agree on issues of custody, access and child support. Mediation is as an alternative to going to Court. Mediations take, 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
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.
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 ]
English. Document translation services are provided, as required.
Government of PEI Web site - Family Court Counsellors' Office
Family Court Counsellors' Office information brochure available, in English and French, through contact person below.
Governing legislation/legislative authority
Family Law Act, R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. F-2.1
Mediator, Family Court Counsellors’ Office
Honourable C.R. McQuaid Family Law Centre
1 Harbourside Access Road, P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
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