Mtre Anne-Marie Coutu, notary, is an experienced mediator and member of the AMFQ (Association de médiation familiale du Québec) and IMAQ (Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec) associations. She has been practicing family mediation since 2010 as well as civil and commercial mediation since 2018. The notary is an impartial and neutral intermediary who takes the time to listen to her clients in order to assist them fittingly through the settlement process.


Family mediation should be considered in the event of a separation as it allows parents to reach an agreement while preserving a harmonious relationship. It is important to note that mediation is a free and voluntary process, hence there is no obligation for clients to continue the process when it does not suit one of them. Accordingly, both parents have to agree to mediation and if at anytime one of them wants to end or suspend the process it is their right to do so. The government offers 5 hours free of charge in mediation for couples with children as part of a government program (Programme Justice Québec), which can be an invaluable opportunity for parents.


Mtre Coutu areas of expertise in civil and commercial mediation include family, real estate, inheritance and corporate matters. As a mediator, the notary assists her clients in a process where each party feels safe and understood. She offers a personalized service that takes into consideration the needs and interests of each party with the objective of finding a fair agreement.


Mtre Anne-Marie Coutu is an impartial mediator who strives to establish a trust-based relationship with her clients and invites them to openly express themselves in a safe and serene atmosphere. Communication and respect are important factors fostered by the mediator that lead to a satisfying agreement.

Note that you can benefit of 5 hours free of charge in family mediation as part of the government program! For more information :

Also note that it is possible for the mediator to go to the Superior Court if the parties wish to make a joint application for divorce, ratify their draft agreement or even review any other accessory measures such as child support and custody.

For any other question about how mediation process works, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be pleased to provide you more information about our mediation sessions.