When it’s time to go your separate ways,

we can help you move forward peacefully.

South Simcoe Family Mediation Services guides you through separation and divorce in Ontario towards the best possible outcome for everyone.

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Divorce doesn’t have to be awful

Separation and divorce can have a devastating emotional and financial impact on families. And for most couples, it takes years to finalize their divorce through the Ontario family court system—which only prolongs the trauma.

South Simcoe Family Mediation offers couples a cost-effective and less adversarial alternative to litigation. We act as a neutral 3rd party to facilitate discussions around parenting plans, child support, division of assets and more. Our goal is a separation agreement that works for everyone.

Avoid expensive legal fees

Mediation is a fraction of the cost

Prevent a messy divorce

An effective alternative to years of struggle

Work together, apart

Online mediation sessions reduce stress

Begin your new journey, faster

Our objective approach is focused on resolution

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Why Collaborative Mediation?

If you are going through a divorce, you probably want to move forward as quickly, peacefully, and in the most cost-effective way possible. Collaborative mediation is an innovative approach that allows you to do just that! Collaborative mediation is a combination of mediation and collaborative Law. It allows divorcing couples to stay in control of their family’s future by remaining in control of the decision-making. It ensures both parties are aware of their legal rights and allows for more balanced and fair negotiations.

After you have made the decision to separate, deciding which professionals to work with is going to be another important decision that you will need to make. It is important to remember that agreements drafted by mediators are not legally binding. It is only when both parties have had independent legal advice that the lawyers can then turn the mediated agreement into a legally binding separation agreement.

Unfortunately, what often happens is if the parties weren’t aware of their legal rights prior to entering into mediation, their agreements often completely unravel once the lawyers get involved. South Simcoe Family Mediation is one of only a handful of mediation companies in Ontario that offers a collaborative mediation approach. We have teamed up with some of the best lawyers in the business to ensure that both parties receive legal advice prior to the joint mediation sessions, and after an agreement has been reached in mediation.

We pride ourselves on being family-focused, efficient, and most importantly committed to helping you resolve the issues of your separation without litigation. Your marriage may be over, but your family continues. Let us help you move forward peacefully.

How Online Collaborative Divorce Mediation Works


During a free 20-minute exploratory session, we’ll listen to your story and explain the mediation process so you can make an informed decision.



Once an agreement is signed to move forward with mediation, we meet with each person individually to understand their priorities and issues. We also go through a financial disclosure interview with both parties.

Pre-Mediation Legal Advice

Once full financial disclosure has been provided by both parties, each party will meet with their assigned lawyer to review the financial disclosure and receive legal advice before entering into the joint mediation sessions. This will ensure both parties are aware of their legal rights and will allow for fair negotiations.


You’ll be asked to gather key documentation for review. We then meet online regularly to negotiate a comprehensive parenting plan, financial support, division of assets, etc.

Independent Legal Advice (ILA)

After you have reached a final agreement through the mediation process, you will then each review your mediated agreement with your assigned lawyer to review and obtain ILA. Once both parties have received ILA, your mediated agreement will then be made into a legally binding separation agreement.


After your ILA sessions and a final separation agreement has been reached, the last step is to sign the agreement with our notary and your independent witnesses. You can then use this agreement to apply for your divorce (if applicable).

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Jennifer Curry, aCcfM

Meet the Ontario Divorce Mediator


With almost 20 years in the social services field, Jennifer Curry has seen the overwhelming stress and strain of divorce on Ontario families. She founded South Simcoe Mediation Services to offer a healthy alternative—one where couples can separate and move forward amicably from the comfort of their homes.

Jennifer also brings a decade of experience working within the Ontario family court system. She has a certificate in Family Mediation from York University and a certificate in Online Dispute Resolution from Osgoode PD. Jennifer also holds the designation of being an accredited family mediator (AccFM) with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation. 

Jennifer understands that financial disagreements are the main issue preventing couples from reaching a settlement. For this reason, she has obtained extensive training in financial analysis—a qualification that sets her apart from other mediators.


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“Separation is a heartbreaking time for families and the traditional legal process only adds to the anguish. I give people the tools they need to manage their emotions so they’re able to make reasonable and rational decisions about their future. My goals as a mediator is to assist couples in reaching a fair and lasting settlement, quickly and cost-effectively.”


What people are saying about Jennifer Curry


Thank you to Jennifer for providing an amazing and very much needed service to us, during a difficult time. She demonstrated endless patience, meticulousness, and kindness with both of us. Jennifer had a ton of expertise, and her knowledge, experience, and wisdom benefitted us greatly.
I am endlessly grateful for her tireless and often 24/7 work with us, as well as her flexibility and positivity. I highly recommend her for anyone going through issues that warrant her intervention/support. Thank you Jennifer!

Kathryn C.


“My mediator (Jennifer) did an outstanding job. Impartial, fair, and always helped me to see things in a different way that made the process as smooth and efficient as possible.

Matt W.


“Jennifer was a godsend and an absolute pleasure to work with. From beginning to end, she made me feel comfortable with her kind, authentic demeanor. Jennifer is professional, knowledgeable, organized, detailed, and empathetic while maintaining neutrality during what can be an emotional and volatile process. I highly recommend Jennifer and her services”

Janice A.

You can do this. We can help.

Recent changes to the Divorce Act now encourage the use of mediation services to resolve family law matters. We’re here to guide you towards a fair separation agreement so you can move forward.

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Legal Disclaimer

The information contained on this website is not meant to replace legal advice. We strongly recommend each partner seek the legal advice of an attorney in Ontario before signing a mediation agreement.