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Helping families resolve their disputes
with empathy, communication, compassion and dignity.

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Separation & Divorce

Lindsay Kertland is an accredited mediator with the Ontario Association of Family Mediation (OAFM) and the principal of Summerhill Family Mediation. She is also a member of the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario’s Parenting Coordination section. Lindsay has extensive experience working with high conflict cases in her private practice and also as a roster mediator with Toronto Family Mediation Services (mediate393) where she has served for over six years in three Toronto family courts.

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New to Mediation? Mediation is a cooperative process where a trained mediator helps people in a dispute talk and find solutions together. The mediator doesn’t take sides or make decisions but guides the conversation and encourages everyone to understand each other’s needs. It’s different from going to court because it focuses on finding agreements that everyone involved is comfortable with. Mediation is voluntary, confidential and allows you to maintain control over the outcome while preserving relationships. 

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“Lindsay was great at helping to calm my anxiety and gave me ample time to think as well as breaks as needed. She is very kind, compassionate and well-mannered.”

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