1. Focus is on resolution, not battle

2. Create win-win agreements

3. Avoid unpredictable outcomes

4. Costs far less than litigation

5. Go at your own pace

6. Improve communication

7. Preserve relationships

8. Maintain your privacy

9. Tell your story and be heard

10. Less stress

*According to the Government of Saskatchewan

Other Reasons

  • Large number of self-represented parties
  • Access to Justice Reports
  • Separation as an emotional issue with legal aspects, not a legal issue with emotional aspects
  • Exposure to or involvement in persistent parental conflict negatively affects the resiliency of kids