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 Brahm Siegel: Hague Mediation

Do you have a case where a child has been wrongfully removed from, or wrongfully retained in, Canada?

If so, consider mediating with me. In February 2023, I completed a course on cross-border mediation with FDRIO (Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario). Mediating these cases makes good sense for the following reasons:

  1. Unlike before the pandemic, almost everyone (mediators, lawyers and clients) is now comfortable mediating online.
  2. Mediation allows for discussion (and agreement) on a variety of topics you will not get at a Hague hearing which only results in a determination of the jurisdiction in which the contested parenting battle will be fought. Mediation allows for agreement on a wide variety of issues, including temporary (or Final) parenting schedules and all things financial – far more productive.
  3. With the amendments to Canada’s Divorce Act in March 2021, judges now have the ability to direct parties to mediate. More and more courts are considering this option which makes ultimate sense to consider between the time the Hague application is filled with the Central Authority and the hearing date in court.

I was called to the Bar of Ontario in February 1995 and have been a Certified Specialist in Family Law with the Law Society of Ontario since March 2008. I have 17 years experience as a mediator/arbitrator, am certified with the Ontario Association of Family Mediation since April 2011 and as arbitrator with FDRIO since June 2017. I offer excellent availability at competitive rates.


Call or email for inquiries – Brahm D. Siegel, C.S  Nathens, Siegel LLP



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About the Author

Brahm is a Senior Partner at Nathens Siegel and was called to the bar in 1995. Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the Law Society since 2008, Brahm co-authored McLeod’s Ontario Family Law Rules and is the consulting editor of the Consolidated Ontario Family Law Statutes and Regulations. Brahm is a certified Family Mediator with the Ontario Association of Family Mediators (OAFM) and a certified arbitrator with Family Dispute Resolution Institute (FDRIO).