C-25.01 - Code of Civil Procedure

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420. The court may, at any time, stay the proceeding or adjourn the trial to enable the parties to enter into or continue mediation with a certified mediator of their choice, or to ask the Family Mediation Service to work with the parties.
Before making such a decision, the court considers such factors as whether the parties have already met with a certified mediator, whether there is an equal balance of power between the parties, whether there have been incidents of family or spousal violence and whether mediation is in the interests of the parties and their children.
Mediation is governed by the general principles set out in this Code and conducted in keeping with the process provided for in this Code.
2014, c. 1, a. 420.