Mediators Amy Robertson and Bobbi Poushinsky have developed this guide to provide you with a list of local Victoria Resources you may find helpful as you work through your separation or divorce process or other transition. We hope this guide makes it easier to locate the services you need. Please note that this guide is not intended as an endorsement of any particular service.
This guide lists resources ranging from Free Legal Services, Counselling Resources, to information on Subsidized Housing and much more.
Responding to Hostile Mail Has communication broken down or escalated to the point of causing great stress? When both people follow the guidelines in this handout communication will stop being a trigger and start helping people share the information they need to in order to run their household or office. (PDF)
Divorce Rules A checklist of dos and don’ts for parents who have divorced written from the perspective of children. (PDF)
Top 10 ways to help your child through divorce There is an overwhelming number of tasks to complete when you have separated but checking in with your children needs to be at the top. This one page article has some easy to implement suggestions. (PDF)
Ten Tips for the Holidays The holidays can be stressful for most adults. If you have separated there are some good guidelines to follow in this one page article. (PDF)
Making a Proposal The method outlined in this handout is a great way to make decisions when you are not getting along with the person you need to reach an agreement with. This works well for families and in the workplace. (PDF)
Parenting After Separation Handbook This is an extremely comprehensive document with some valuable information. If you are feeling overwhelmed just read a few pages at a time or leave it for another time.