Our divorce mediators & resolution experts

At Fairway Waterloo Wellington we know how hard divorce conflict can be. We developed our Independently Negotiated Resolution™ (INR) mediation method to get you through it one manageable step at a time. We’ll help you understand the issues, make informed decisions, reach an agreement, and move into the future.

Get back to living again

Going through a divorce can be exhausting, stressful, and all-consuming. Your mediator will help you get you through it in months, not years, so you can move forward into your future, sooner.

Reduce time, stress, and expense

The Fairway INR method is a proven, process-driven way that moves you both through the divorce process fairly, efficiently, and far more cost-effectively than expensive and stressful courtroom battles.

Keep moving ahead

When a marriage ends it can be difficult to work together. But instead of stalling out when one person isn’t ready to talk about an issue, our process allows you to work privately with your mediator through many steps of the process, in the order that works best.

Use the right professionals at the right time

Depending on the complexity of your situation, you may need a variety of professional services. We’ll bring in one of our extended independent team of legal, financial, and other experts at just the right time, so you won’t run up unnecessary costs.

Services offered at Fairway Waterloo Wellington

At Fairway Waterloo Wellington, our job is to get you to the next phase of your life fast and without draining your finances to get there. Fairway mediators are accredited experts in divorce, business and family negotiation, and conflict resolution, and we live where we serve.

We understand the unique needs and landscape of the Waterloo Wellington community, including the current provincial mediation policy. All of Fairway’s final separation agreements and plans are based on the family laws of your jurisdiction, including the: Federal Child Support Guidelines, Family Law Act, Pension Benefits Act, and the Divorce Act. Our unique INR mediation method helps you leave us with everything needed to close this chapter and begin your next adventure.

You’ll never have to wonder if you’ve missed a step or what’s needed from you because we’re with you every step of the way. You’ll work with a dedicated mediator who will guide you through each step of our INR method, keeping negotiations on a timeline and your priorities at the centre of the process. Your mediator will meet with you and your partner or spouse separately when needed to provide both of you the opportunity to make fully informed decisions. Your final separation agreement will reflect everyone’s needs, preferences, vision for the future and based on the marital and divorce laws.

When the process requires additional expertise, we’ll draw from our extended independent team of trusted professionals in real estate, finance, tax, business valuation, pension valuation, and the law.

The team at Waterloo Wellington

As specialists in conflict dispute resolution and policy for divorce, family and business mediation, the Fairway Waterloo Wellington team is equipped to manage a broad range of complexity to resolve amicably and efficiently. Along with their team of dedicated mediators and professionals, we’re here to guide you to the future you imagine.

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Waterloo Wellington

This business is owned and operated independently by 2236331 Ontario Inc., who is an authorized licensed user of the trademark Fairway Divorce Solutions®, which trademark is owned by Fairway Divorce Solutions Ltd.

Areas of Specialization

  • Divorce Mediation
  • Same-sex relationships
  • Grey divorce
  • Complex financial arrangements
  • High net-worth divorce
  • High conflict divorce
  • Divorcing with children

Divorce Services

The team at Waterloo Wellington

As specialists in conflict dispute resolution and policy for divorce, family and business mediation, the Fairway Waterloo Wellington team is equipped to manage a broad range of complexity to resolve amicably and efficiently. Along with their team of dedicated mediators and professionals, we’re here to guide you to the future you imagine.

Head Shot Colette
Colette Fortin
Acc. FM, CDFA®, B.Ed
Franchise Owner, Resolution Expert, Mediator
Sarah Whyte
Sarah Whyte
Acc.FM, MA
Franchise Partner, Resolution Expert, Mediator
Michael Kaufman
Michael Kaufman
Resolution Expert, Mediator
Deena Gangbar
Deena Gangbar
Resolution Expert, Mediation Associate
Michael Cugliari
Michael Cugliari
Q.Med, B.A.
Brittany Doucet
Brittany Doucet
B.A., J.D.
Lawyer and Legal Expert

A Strong National Brand Supporting Local Expertise

At Waterloo Wellington you receive the benefit of a private confidential mediation boutique supported by a national team. Fairway’s national team of legal, financial, and business professionals assist the Waterloo Wellington office by providing up-to-date changes to Ontario and Canadian divorce laws, client education, financial divorce expertise, collective peer review on client cases, and the drafting and critiquing of separation agreements by Fairway’s legal department. The result is an expertly crafted agreement that avoids unnecessary delays when you take the final step in your divorce process and engage independent legal advice. Locally and nationally, the Fairway team is here to help you move forward into your new life.


With Fairway you are backed with a team of top professionals from coast to coast.

Fairway Solutions and our step-by-step INR mediation method was founded by Karen Stewart to help Canadian families transition through separation and divorce efficiently, without draining their assets. We’re experts in divorce, family, business and conflict resolution and mediation, with more than 12 locations across Canada. Since 2006 Fairway’s dedicated mediators and resolution experts have coached over 6,500 families through divorce conflict.

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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I recently helped a friend navigate a divorce that was settled by Fairway Divorce Solutions and I have never been more impressed with a service. The staff are professional, compassionate, patient and understanding. Divorce is never easy. However, Fairway uses mediation to transform a process typically filled with animosity and conflict into a process of mutual respect and understanding, ensuring that separations are completed with the lowest cost (financially and emotionally) to the family. 

- Waterloo Client - April 2022

Karen’s books about divorce

After her own costly divorce, Karen's vision led to the creation of Fairway Divorce Solutions, the writing of these books, and a passion for advocating a change in the way divorce happens.
Divorce the Fairway book by Karen Stewart

Divorce the fair way

How to achieve a clean break. Karen draws on her own costly divorce and experiences after launching Fairway Divorce Solutions to provide a solid framework to help you navigate your divorce with dignity and move on with your life. Her proprietary process has helped thousands of families successfully resolve their divorces.

Divorcing? Book by Karen Stewart


How to end your marriage without wrecking your life. In a compelling, true-to-life story based on her own experience, Karen Stewart reveals the terrible damage that results from the present divorce system. What you read here can transform your divorce into what it should be – the end of one chapter in your life, and the positive beginning of another.

Divorce For Women by Karen Stewart

Divorce for Women

A guide to creating a great life after divorce. Are you currently struggling through a divorce, keen to seek out ways to alleviate some of the pain and stress that you are experiencing as a woman of divorce? This guide to life after divorce for women will offer you a step-by-step, “how to” road map to divorce and finances, divorce and kids, and the tools to lay the foundation for a great life.

Divorce for Men by Karen Stewart

Divorce for Men

A guide to creating a great life after divorce. Divorce does not have to be the moment in life that defines you. Instead, let your actions after divorce define you. This book for men covers critical aspects such as managing relationships with your children, handling financial matters, and laying the groundwork for a fulfilling post-divorce life. Embrace this chance to build a brighter future.