Laura Tarcea-Catone, Mediator
Associations And Accreditations
Hons. B.A. (Psychology)
LLM Dispute Resolution In Progress
Accredited Family Mediator, AccFM (OAFM)
Certified Specialist In Family Mediation, FDRP Med (FDRIO)
Member, Ontario Association Of Family Mediation (OAFM)
Founder And President, Family Mediation And Resource Centre
Founding Member, Family Dispute Resolution Institute Of Ontario (FDRIO)
Co-host, Straight Talk Family Law Radio & Mediation Station
English And Romanian
Laura Tarcea-Catone is an accredited family mediator with OAFM and FDRIO.
She can provide assistance to individuals navigating the family justice system or seeking to stay out of the system. She often co-mediates with lawyers or financial professionals, depending on respective family needs.
Divorce/separation does not only affect the partners in the relationship, it extends wide – to children, extended family members and the community at large. It is important that families are equipped with necessary tools not only to help during this transition, but also after divorce or separation. Depending on parental needs, Laura makes sure to provide post-separation supports which parents find beneficial as they settle into a new family system.
As an active community member, Laura work tirelessly to ensure that all families, especially those financially vulnerable ones, have equal access to dispute resolution processes. This motivated her to start FMRC (Family Mediation and Resource Centre), a one of a kind, non-governmental, C-FDR (community-based family dispute resolution) organization. FMRC’s mandate is to provide low and middle-income families who are experiencing divorce, separation or other potentially difficult life transitions, with affordable and equal access to dispute resolution alternatives. Through the development of services, such as free educational workshops, legal information sessions and single-parent support groups, FMRC committed to empowering families to make their own decisions as they transition through separation or divorce.