New free ser­vice for par­ents who sep­a­rate

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

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.

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