Matrimonial Real Property (MRP) & Family Law Mediation

Real Property Mediation

In 2011, Six Nations Elected Council approved the Matrimonial Real Property (MRP) law. The MRP law is a community law that has been supported by a family mediation process – that is marriages or partnerships breaking down can access the Six Nations Justice mediation program to help them divide the value of the matrimonial home and land the house it sits on. The intent of the law is to keep family land in the family. It is a voluntary program where both partners must agree to go through the mediation process.

The contact number: 226-227-2192

Matrimonial Real Property is Six Nations first community law, and the idea is to keep family land within the family. Matrimonial Real Property Mediation is provided if both parties in dispute are willing to mediate.

Family Law Mediation

Are you going through a separation or divorce? Separation or divorce can be one of the most stressful times in any person’s life. Family mediation can help you during this time as one of the most effective tools of non-violence.

The emotionally charged areas of conflict that arise and can be dealt with by Mediators include:

  • Childcare arrangements
  • Spousal and child maintenance
  • Division of marital or common law acquired assets
  • Pensions and insurances
  • New living arrangements, including that of any children
  • Issues involving children including access, custody, and guardianship
  • Issues around educations and schooling of the children
  • Family holidays and special occasions (Christmas)
  • Sibling division of property

Eligibility Requirements for Family Mediation

One partner must self-identify as Indigenous (on or off reserve)
Both partners must agree to the mediation process

More questions?

If you have any questions about how either of these programs work