Mediation / ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)

Services Offered:


  • Matthew is an Accredited Family Mediator with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM), acting as a neutral mediator to facilitate and assist parties in resolving their family law disputes outside of court in a non-adversarial setting.

Collaborative Practice

  • Collaborative law practice is a cooperative approach to resolving legal disputes outside of court, where parties work together with their respective counsel and neutral, third-party professionals to find mutually beneficial solutions.
  • Matthew acts as dedicated counsel to anyone interested in resolving their family dispute outside of court;
  • You can find more information about the practice of collaborative family law by following this link:

Arbitration (counsel)

  • Matthew acts as dedicated counsel and advocate to anyone engaged in the process of arbitration for family law disputes;

Matthew Kelly – Collaborative Mediator

With heartfelt dedication to fostering constructive communication and finding amicable resolutions, Matthew is a trusted ally in navigating the complexities of family disputes. As a member of Collaborative Divorce Waterloo Region, Matthew is an experienced collaborative legal practitioner, working with clients to empower, guide, and assist them in resolving all issues arising from their separation or divorce.

Matthew is an accredited family mediator, bringing a wealth of experience and a compassionate approach to every case. Coupled with his extensive background in family law, Matthew understands the intricacies of familial relationships and the emotional challenges that often accompany conflict. With Matthew's practice, the focus is on empowering families to find their own solutions. Through open dialogue, active listening, and proven mediation techniques, Matthew helps families explore their concerns, identify common ground, and develop mutually acceptable agreements.

Whether resolving issues related to parenting (decision-making and parenting time), dividing assets, support, or other matters, Matthew is committed to facilitating productive discussions and fostering positive outcomes for all parties involved. With Matthew’s guidance, families can avoid the stress, expense, and uncertainty of litigation, opting instead for a collaborative approach that prioritizes understanding and cooperation. Beyond his professional expertise, Matthew brings warmth, empathy, and integrity to every mediation session, understanding that every family is unique, and tailoring his approach to suit the specific needs and dynamics of each case.

If you are actively engaged in, or are considering engaging a lawyer to assist with your family law dispute – contact Matthew for a consultation today.


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Woynarski Szymura Kelly LLP

420 Sheldon Dr #204

Cambridge, ON N1T 2H9

Tel: (519)620-1162

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