Independently Negotiated Resolution™

We mediate, negotiate, and navigate your divorce from start to finish.

Divorce is scary. Our proven INR (Independently Negotiated Resolution) start-to-finish process guides you separately through making the hard decisions and avoiding conflict and pressure like traditional mediation. We are committed to ensuring you are informed and empowered in decision-making.

INR™ is our proven results-driven divorce process for couples.

Some of the highlights for your peace of mind:

  • Start-to-finish divorce process to arrive at a fair and legal outcome  
  • For people with assets and children to protect
  • Works well for both conflicted or amicable couples
  • Your file is managed by a team of financial and legal professionals
  • Flat fee so you know in advance and can plan
  • A proven, start-to-finish, flat fee service that has a 95% success rate
  • Offices across the country that can serve you in person or virtually
  • Less cost, time, and stress, and your legal rights are protected

books and a laptopINR is our proven, results-driven divorce process. It is a step-by-step process that works for both amicable and conflicted couples with assets and/or children to protect. The hardest and most stressful part of getting a divorce is the negotiations around money and kids. Our divorce mediators and financial divorce experts facilitate you through a process that keeps the hard part of your divorce to less than 120 days.

The Canadian divorce laws and our commitment to mediation protect you. There is no reason to spend money fighting with lawyers. We charge a flat fee, so no one is motivated to drag things out. We create the space and time for you to make well-informed decisions based on your desired outcomes and your legal rights.

An exclusive start to finish divorce process designed for fair minded Canadians.

Independently Negotiated Resolution™ or “INR” is an exclusive divorce mediation process only available through our offices. It is a unique process that focuses on bringing mediated resolution—with high importance on assets and children—to couples wanting to end their marriage, quickly and fairly. While traditional mediation often puts the parties in a room and mediates between them, Fairway’s model is different. Traditional mediation often results in achieving the middle ground by placing a couple in a room together and facilitating a compromise. If there is any power imbalance in the couple, then the outcomes can be less than fair. While divorce does require some compromise, it should never be at the cost of a fair or equitable outcome.

If both you and your spouse agree on all the terms and you want to ensure you did not miss or overlook anything, try our Fast Track INR. This fast track process will have you completed in a couple of weeks. You must qualify for this service. One of our experts will assist in determining if this is the right service for you.

Independently Negotiated Resolution encourages couples to settle their family law cases privately without having to go and stand before a Judge. This is our step by step process that has worked for thousands of Canadians since 2006.

Fairway’s model and how it works

Fairway innovated a new mediation model that takes a couple step by step through a process whereby each party meets independently with a neutral third party to deliver a fair resolution on all the issues. While Fairway’s model works well with amicable couples, it also works for couples who do not get along and cannot communicate to a make a decision. Fairway’s clients make decisions independently of each other where necessary, and the model is structured to ensure the best outcome for each party possible. You know exactly where you are in the process, so there is no stress in not knowing what comes next.

A unique process that focuses on delivering successful mediated resolution.

For division and assets, child and spousal support

Most couples do not process information the same, and there may be an imbalance of power around the children or money. In some cases, one party has more control and understanding of the finances while the other with parenting. In this case, there can be a perceived or real difference of power, and it is very important that this does not interfere with your decision making or the outcome. Often even for the most amicable couple, there are still one or two issues that cause stress with regards to differences of opinion. Each party is positioned to achieve an outcome that is in your best interest considering the laws and your rights. To help facilitate a fair resolution, you will meet separately with a mediator when dealing with sensitive or complex issues like money.

For parenting and co-parenting plans

With regards to parenting, the structure of these meetings will depend on the progress of the couple and Fairway prefers to do those meetings together once all the financial decisions are made. With the stress of the property and financial decisions behind you, most couples are in a better position to then focus on the wellbeing of the children and all parties involved.

The deliverables

notebook, keyboard, and eyeglasses on a tableThe outcome for those who use Fairway is a separation agreement that addresses the details with regards to the property division, child and spousal support, plus a comprehensive parenting plan. Fairway’s Nurtured Children’s Parenting Plan™ addresses everything from clothes, birthday parties, travel, school, parenting rotations to detailed section 7 expenses.

Fairway’s in-house legal department

Our in-house legal department educates on the law, works with our resolution experts, drafts agreements, and files for divorce on your behalf. For those who need it, an independent lawyer can put your mind at ease and assure you that you would not have likely done better in court if you had gone that way.

We handle everything quickly — tactfully — thoughtfully — privately:

  • Quarterbacking other Professionals as required; Financial Planners, Pension Valuators, Business Valuators, Psychologists, Lawyers, Accountants, etc.

  • Mediating and negotiating with couples when appropriate

  • Achieving a parenting plan that works for all parties and preserves the integrity of relationships.

  • Negotiating Financial Agreements that address Division, Spousal and Child Support.

  • Supporting methodologies that nurture independent, informed decision making.

Independent Negotiated Resolution™ works for couples who are amicable or conflicted. There can either be a power struggle or knowledge imbalance which can result in one person feeling bullied or pressed, or worse, settling on an agreement that would achieve less than they are entitled.

The cost

Fairway charges a flat fee. By setting a flat price, we believe that you can rest assured that we are not motivated to drag things out. We all work together to achieve your divorce resolution in a timely fashion.

Our goal at Fairway is not to be the cheapest but rather to be the best and provide excellent client service. Our average flat fee is approximately $3,000 to 10,000 per person, with variance depending on the office location and if legal drafting is included.

We have structured our fee so that you do not have to pay all at once. For a small upfront fee, you can get started with the option of not proceeding if we do not deliver what we promise.

Fairway’s comprehensive mediated resolution plans 

A resolution plan captures the agreed upon decisions that you both have made. This forms the basis for drafting the final legal divorce separation agreement. It also serves as a go forward document for guiding decisions. Many past clients find this plan very useful when at cross roads as it set the intentions well in advance. 

So, prior to receiving your separation agreement, which includes all your legally binding terms, you will receive a comprehensive plan which sets out all the decisions, the reasons, and details. This plan is important in guaranteeing that your agreement captures what you intended and represents your decisions. The plan also provides a detailed parenting section for those with children. Therefore, separation agreements done through Fairway stand the test of time as it is based on what you agreed too and not forced upon you by either a lawyer’s intimidation or by a Judge at the courts.

We focus on results and agreements

Property division

Comprehensive Division of Property and Assets “Fairway Financial Pie Division™” – that is based on the law and what makes sense considering your assets, business, career, tax implications, etc. This division focuses not just on splitting property but also on preserving and protecting assets including business’s and careers. This key differentiator with Fairway focuses on ensuring that Property Division is well thought out, taking into consideration all the variables that would apply, including tax, careers, pre-marriage assets, exemptions, providing security and income where needed. It is important to understand what your assets and liabilities are before you start deciding on how to split them. Fairway’s strategic model ensures you do just that.

Parenting plans

Co-parenting Plan “Fairway Nurtured Children’s Plan™” – raising healthy well-balanced children is hard enough in a two-parent home, achieving this as a single parent is even harder. This plan provides the framework for parents so that you can have structure where it needs to be, and flexibility where warranted. It is comprehensive and addresses all the areas you will be faced with as a co-parent including Child Custody.

The co-parenting agreement will address questions and issues as they come up and provide structure and certainty where you need it. Areas that the plan will cover include decisions with regards to small matters like clothes and birthday presents as well as more sensitive areas like holiday sharing, public or private schools, nannies, sports, lessons, and health. This agreement also sets a communication methodology for parents and children around events like travel, etc. It is designed to set the two of you up for co-parenting success, so that your children and you can thrive.

Spousal support

Spousal Support Agreement with Timing and Amounts – this is usually the most adversarial part of negotiating in Divorce and is the culprit for much debate and money spent in the courts. While it can be both emotionally charging and conflicted, like all other things in divorce, there is a pragmatic way to work through to resolution. While the laws in Canada are not black and white as seen in the Federal Child and Spousal Support Guidelines, they do set the goal posts for where your likely outcomes will be. There is a way for the payor to feel like they have a say and are empowered in the decision making while at the same time ensuring that the payee is treated fairly by way of the law and otherwise.

Child support

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Child Support Agreement – For those with kids, it is all about protecting the wellbeing of the children. In Canada, the Federal Child and Spousal Support Guidelines set out how child support is calculated and therefore what to pay. The issue is not usually the amount to pay as much as determining what the income is for purposes of calculating child support.

The other variable that determines support is where the children live and for what amount of time (residential care). A good agreement sets out the details with regards to how this is handled each year until the children are no longer dependents of the marriage.

Child Support covers the basic living needs of the children. The guidelines set out provisions for covering expenses above and beyond basic needs. These are referred to as Extraordinary Expenses (Section 7’s) that are incurred by the children and are shared by the parents. These extraordinary expenses typically include; private school, orthodontic, after school care, nanny, sports, lessons, tutoring etc.

A good co-parenting agreement will list what the extraordinary expense are and how they will be shared between the parents.

Join over 6500 Canadian couples who have achieved a fair and legal divorce without wrecking finances and relationships.

Client testimonials

Success comes in many forms. For us, it is hearing back from our clients and reading how we have changed their lives for the better. These stories are the reason we do what we do.

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The Fairway process removed a lot of the conflict and bitterness from an otherwise very painful process. It helped to take a lot of the emotion out of an emotional time, to allow clear thought at a time where emotions can easily take control. The people at Fairway are very professional and knowledgeable in what they do. They have a vast pool of experience they pull from to help guide to a more peaceful and fair resolution.

- Fairway Client

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Divorce is difficult. We make is easier from start to finish. The Clear Road to a New Life®

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Helping Canadians with divorce mediation since 2006, with more than 25 Divorce Resolution Mediators in more than 11 locations.

Head Office

Head Office

British Columbia

Kelowna Langley





Frequently asked questions

At Fairway, we understand that facing a divorce is daunting, bringing mixed emotions and many questions. We are committed to ensuring that you have the knowledge and tools to move through the process in a way that protects your assets and your children.

Fairway Divorce Solutions has an in-house legal team that drafts your separation agreement and, in certain provinces, can file for divorce. Also, our matrimonial lawyers educate divorcing couples during the What is the Law™ Seminar. You are also encouraged to get independent legal advice from lawyers.

It is seldom too late. Fairway Divorce Solutions has helped couples frustrated with the cost, time and emotional strain of using lawyers. The Fairway team encourages divorcing couples to research and understand divorce options and choose a process designed to meet the needs of both parties and the children. The court process can often be paused to allow parties to explore and use Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) methods.

No, you do not need a lawyer to get divorced. However, it is highly recommended that a lawyer review your separation agreement before you sign it when children and assets are involved. Once you have a separation agreement, you do not need to use your lawyer to file for divorce. We offer divorce filing services in applicable provinces to make your life easier and keep costs down.

A divorce is a method of terminating a marriage between two individuals; your divorce will give each of you the legal right to marry someone else.