New free service for parents who separate
Beginning in December of this year, free group information sessions on parenting after a breakup will be offered at the three courthouses in the Estrie region.
The sessions will better equip parents to face a breakup and come to separation agreements, whether in family mediation or in front of a judge. Animated by two experienced mediators, the sessions will look at the psychosocial aspects of a breakup, such as the communication between the separated parents as well as the needs and reactions of the children. The family mediation process and important legal issues will be discussed and there will also be a question period.
The first dates for information sessions, which take place in the French language, that will be held at the Sherbrooke courthouse are scheduled for January 9th and February 5th. At the Cowansville courthouse the first took place yesterday while a second session will be held on February 26th. The Megantic courthouse will hold sessions on January 23rd and March 20th.
The complete calendar of sessions and information about family mediation can be found at the following website: www.justice.gouv.qc.ca/mediationfamiliale. To register for a free information session, parents must contact the Justice ministry, free of charge, at 1 866 536-5140, option 4.