Mediation empowers the parties. Mediation aims to achieve the best solution from a difficult circumstance. Invariably this means negotiating a compromise. The focus shifts from individual “positions” to problem solving. In the end spouses routinely report feeling that they have found workable arrangements for the family, rather than a win or lose. Constructing these solutions together often inspires a more positive post separation relationship.
Mediation can be used to resolve ALL matters – Asset Division, Spousal and Child Support, Parenting Arrangements and Schedules
Mediation can be used to target and solve ONE issue e.g., construct a Parenting Plan and Weekly Scheduling or establishing / reviewing Support Payments or Financial Distributon of Assets.
FAMILY LAW MEDIATORS
Family mediators are trained as neutral facilitators who assist people to reach mutually acceptable agreements and who facilitate communications between family members.
Family Law Mediators are family mediators who are also lawyers. Family Law Mediators must be accredited by the Law Society of British Columbia, and must satisfy experience, training and annual continuing education requirements. Family Law Mediators provide an added benefit of expertise and experience in BC and Canadian family law. Most Family Law Mediators have worked in the court process with litigated family cases. They understand both sides of the process and can lend their experience to your case.
Family Law Mediators CANNOT and will NOT provide legal advice to either party. However, their background and training in law provides a “check and balance” to ensure that the mediated resolutions you achieve comply with the law. Family Law Mediators can also draft legal agreements that can be used to record the resolutions you have reached through Mediation.