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Dating After Divorce or Separation
some point during or after your separation, you may turn to a new relationship. The issue becomes
not only how your children will respond to you entering into a new
relationship, but at times, consideration of how your co-parent may
Other matters to consider: Are you ready; are you vulnerable; how is your
new dating partner the same or different from your former partner;
if you both have children, how do you manage....
Other matters to consider: Are you ready; are you vulnerable; how is your new dating partner the same or different from your former partner; if you both have children, how do you manage....
This service provides the opportunity for exploration and discussion of
these and other issues related to dating when separating or separated from
the other parent.
This service provides the opportunity for exploration and discussion of these and other issues related to dating when separating or separated from the other parent.
As a social worker, I am respectful of people's different income levels. As such, the fee is set on a fee-for-service basis using a sliding scale that ranges from $150 - $400 per hour. The actual fee then is determined by your joint income, or may be determined by your assets. You will be charged from the beginning of the scheduled appointment time, even if you are late. Appointments cancelled with less than 48 hours (two business days) will be billed for one hour. Further, time will be taken at the beginning of the first meeting for me to present my qualifications, experience and approach to counselling so that service is provided on an informed basis. This is deemed part of the time provided and billed for.
A retainer based on 10 hours of service at the respective rate as per the fee schedule below, is required prior to commencing. Billing will be on basis of actual time spent on any activity or cost related to the mediation service, charged at the rate as per above, plus HST. You will be billed for any activity directed to your case. If less time is taken than covered by the retainer, a refund will be issued. If more time is required than covered by the retainer, the mediator may ask for additional funds to be provided before continuing the mediation.
Fee Schedule (based on joint income):
Third Party Payments (EAP and other Benefit Providers):
Pleased be advised that I do not accept payment by third party payers (benefit or EAP providers) whatsoever. People are directly responsible for payment of services as per the information above at the time of service. A receipt will be provided with which persons can seek reimbursement from their EAP or benefit provider. I take no responsibility for your reimbursement. Reimbursement remains a matter between you and your benefit or EAP provider.
If you do seek reimbursement through your benefit or EAP provider and I am called to verify the charge, I will do so with your implied consent. My disclosure will be limited to advising of my credentials as well as verifying the billing information, service provided and persons served. Please note, mediation is a clinical-legal service and may not be covered. No information regarding the nature or content of information discussed will be provided without signed consent, for which you will be charged as per the time required.
Hours of Availability:
Daytime appointments are available Monday through Friday (except Friday afternoon). Evening appointments are available Monday through Thursday. I typically set my appointment times for 9:30 am, 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm. I do not offer weekend appointments. Summer hours may be restricted - please ask.
Please note, people regularly come great distances to see me. If you are considering driving more than two or three hours, please let me know so I can set an appointment to accommodate your drive.
Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
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