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Getting life resolved

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Weathering the storm

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Navigating troubled waters

mediators & arbitrators

Peace of mind
Peace of mind

mediators & arbitrators

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Get the conversation started

mediators & arbitrators

The Resolution Team
The Resolution Team

MEDIATORS & ARBITRATORS

Why Barriston Resolution Services?

* a team of highly specialized and skilled lawyers, trained in mediation and arbitration, to get your life resolved

* we provide Peace of Mind - we will see you through an alternative resolution process every step of the way

* we build concensus, and assist you in coming to a final resolution, to avoid costly and senseless court battles

We can help you Resolve:

* Family Law Disputes

* Wills and Estates Disputes

* Commercial and Real Estate Disputes

John Cockburn - Partner - Business Law Group

"Barriston Law provides peace of mind by offering clients an alternative to toxic litigation.  We are here to help resolve issues so you can move on with your life."

Thomas dart

Recent Blog Posts

Increasingly over the past 10-15 years the courts have been inundated with family law cases.  This has caused a considerable backlog of court cases, generating needless delay and expense for separating couples attempting to resolve their family law issues (child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, ownership & occupation of the matrimonial home, etc.).

Family law reform is underway in Ontario. Reform of “the way we do things” that is.

Normally, when parties separate, they turn to the court system if they are unable to negotiate an agreement themselves with respect to the many issues which they may face. Often, they consult a lawyer whose main emphasis is to bring the matter to court or threaten court if negotiations are not going well. For many years, most family law professionals have understood that the adversarial system represented by the Court is not the best system to deal with the sensitive, emotionally charged issues surrounding the trauma of separation. Even when people go to court they most often do not end up actually having a trial, as more than 90% of cases settle before trial. We often wonder why does it take people that long to come to an agreement? To that question there is no easy answer, but we certainly know that when they get that far along in the process, the parties have spent tens of thousands of dollars, dollars which they cannot really afford.