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Marian Grande

Marian Grande is a family law mediator and the founder of Absolute Dispute Resolution with over 16 years of legal experience in family law and litigation. Marian enjoys educating the public on the benefits of mediation. It is Marian’s belief that mediation can help parties settle their own disputes, while a mediator facilitates and assists in the negotiations. Marian strives to ensure her clients save time, money and stress while engaging in the mediation process as opposed to a court action. Marian can be reached at www.absolutedisputeresolution.ca

Family Law Mediator and Founder of Absolute Dispute Resolution, Marian Grande

Tell us a little something about your business...

Absolute Dispute Resolution is a mediation firm located in Oakville, Ontario that helps people settle their family law issues out of court. Our main objective is to facilitate a resolutionthat is conducive to all parties. We feel that mediation should be your first course of action if you are thinking of separation or divorce.

We handle all family law matters such as divorce, separation, cohabitation, property division, spousal support, child support, custody and access in one or more mediation sessions. We have over 16 years of legal experience in family law and litigation.

Absolute Dispute Resolution is accredited with the ADR Institute of Canada and the ADR Institute of Ontario, as well as being a member of Mediate.com.

When was your lightbulb moment?

My decision to become a mediator started many years ago when I saw many people using their life savings or having to sell their homes to pay for their legal fees, then having to wait for years to have their case heard at trial. Only to find out at the end, they had absolutely no say in the outcome and felt they had been betrayed by the legal system.

People were left feeling frustrated and beaten, both emotionally and financially. I knew there was a better way.

There is a better way, and that way is called mediation. I knew I could help families settle their issues outside of court and without having to pay astronomical legal fees. Mediation allows people to decide on the outcome of their issue. I believe they know their family best, not a judge, not a lawyer, and they are the ones who know best how to settle their issues and move forward in a positive direction for their family.

What are your three words of advice?

Empathy: Understand and share in the feelings of others. Perseverance: Although it may be difficult, keep pushing forward. Truth: Be true to yourself and who you are.

Three words of advice...

Empathy, Perseverance and Truth

Marian Grande is a family law mediator and the founder of Absolute Dispute Resolution with over 16 years of legal experience in family law and litigation. Marian enjoys educating the public on the benefits of mediation. It is Marian’s belief that mediation can help parties settle their own disputes, while a mediator facilitates and assists in the negotiations. Marian strives to ensure her clients save time, money and stress while engaging in the mediation process as opposed to a court action. Marian can be reached at www.absolutedisputeresolution.ca

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