Profile

My Commitment:

To provide a professional and amicable alternative to litigation.

To prioritize both parties’ emotional and financial futures.

To facilitate a process which empowers the parties to negotiate a mutually satisfactory & equitable agreement.

Karen Smith
Accredited Family Mediator &
Divorce Financial Analyst

OAFM
Ontario Association for Family Mediation

IDFA
Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts

You’re in Good Hands

  • Accredited Family Mediator – OAFM
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst – IDFA
  • Certificate in Family Mediation – York University
  • Certificate in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution – York University
  • Certificate in Geriatric Studies – McMaster University
  • Honours BA – University of Western Ontario

We all accept that conflict is a daily part of life, however family conflict can be particularly challenging. Emotions usually prevail and it is hard to get perspective. I encourage parties to look at the situation from both sides with the understanding that the best settlements are usually found somewhere in between.

As an accredited family mediator I have the skills to help you navigate the difficult discussions necessary for a successful agreement. As a Financial Divorce Analyst I have the specialized training required to prepare the financial documentation required for your property settlement and support calculations. Together my dispute resolution and financial skills enable me to provide a comprehensive mediation practice. Working towards your agreement with one professional ultimately saves you time and money.