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Let the Mediation Begin

Published July 9, 2011 - 4 Comments

Now that the good ole postal strike is behind us, I’m starting to receive some of the more important pieces of mail that I’ve been waiting for. (still waiting on Revenue Canada’s decision on my child support claim, and whether they owe me money, or the other way around…)

When I picked up the mail yesterday there was a letter from Family Court Services, which sounds all scary, but really is just a formality. I think that we’re pretty much in agreement about everything. It’s just time to get it all down in writing, and have someone officially rubber-stamp it so that we can begin to move on more than we already have. She is very happy with the man she’s with, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all that they end up getting married, sooner rather than later. And me? Well… Barring some minor miracle I don’t foresee happening any time in my lifetime… I’ll just leave it at that.

So this letter started by thanking me for providing the documentation previously requested (Notices of Assessment from Revenue Canada for the previous 3 years, and a current paystub), and informing me that an appointment has been scheduled for late next month for me to come in and speak with the mediator. Apparently I’m the only one in this meeting (She has already had hers, in May I think) and it’s expected to take approximately 90 minutes.

90 MINUTES?!? What on earth are we supposed to discuss for 90 minutes? Just tell me how much I have to pay for the kids, for how long, and show me where to sign. I don’t imagine that taking much more than NINE minutes, let alone NINETY. But we’ll see.

It feels good to be making a little progress. This has been dragging on for far too long.