While divorce is often considered a contentious matter, it is possible to have a smoother divorce by concentrating more on moving on with contentment than retaliating against past wrongs. Ontario courts would like to motivate individuals to talk through divorce and are considering options to fulfill this goal. Two such options are divorce mediation and collaborative divorces.
One advantage to mediation or a collaborative divorce is that spouses may be able to save money through this process. Costs are often incurred when spouses fight over the division of their assets. A contested divorce in Ontario may cost close to $15,800, and if that divorce goes to court, the average price is $23,900. However, statistics indicate that common-sense mediated divorces can save 75 per cent of the cost of going to court with a contested divorce.