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So far Vanessa Fontana has created 16 blog entries.

MEDIATION: WHEN COMMUNICATION IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE

In times of conflict, communication can be very difficult, which makes it impossible to find solutions. Mediation is an excellent way to solve a dispute, no matter the subject of the dispute and the persons involved. This option allows a neutral professional, a certified mediator, to help persons involved in a conflict to achieve better [...]

By | 2020-10-02T09:29:37-04:00 August 28th, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

Family Mediation during Coronavirus… Social Distancing is Essential

In these uncertain times, I have decided to modify my approach regarding family mediation sessions in person in order to continue to support my clients and thus, until further notice. I will offer mediation sessions remotely, either by phone or by electronic means: three-way conference calls, FaceTime, Skype. Despite the Covid-19 crisis, it is still [...]

By | 2020-03-23T20:19:25-04:00 March 23rd, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

IS YOUR MEDIATOR NEUTRAL?

People often ask me the following question: Vanessa, how do you remain neutral during mediation? Are you tempted sometimes to favour one person over the other? The truth is that as a certified mediator, I have to understand the point of view of each person involved in the conflict and I also have to understand [...]

By | 2020-02-07T13:38:02-05:00 February 7th, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

“YOUR” MEDIATOR

The person who initiates the call to a mediator subsequently recommends that mediator to the person with whom he or she is in dispute. For this reason, there is a perception that the initiator of the mediation process would benefit from an unfair advantage from the mediator who would be “his” or “her” mediator and [...]

By | 2019-12-05T09:15:10-05:00 December 4th, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

IN CASE OF CONFLICT, CALL ME … THE FIRST TELEPHONE CONVERSATION IS FREE

Free Conversation Did you know that your first telephone conversation with me is free? The fees of a mediation session start being calculated only when all parties involved in a conflict meet face to face in my office. Therefore, if you have any questions concerning the mediation process or if you want to know more [...]

By | 2019-09-17T08:39:08-04:00 September 16th, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments

WHEN IS MEDIATION POSSIBLE?

Mediation: An Interesting Solution Mediation is a dispute resolution mechanism that avoids having to address a recourse before the court. It’s an alternative intended to reconcile the parties involved in a dispute with the help of a neutral and impartial person called a mediator. Contrary to popular belief, this measure can be used to settle [...]

By | 2019-08-07T22:16:47-04:00 August 6th, 2019|Latest News|0 Comments