Mediation is a process that fosters collaboration, providing a framework for settling disputes that may arise in the future. Mediation will provide clients with improved communication and negotiation skills.
The benefits of mediation include:
Promotes communication and cooperation
Enables clients to control the decisions that affect their lives
Benefits children by helping parents focus on their children’s needs
Costs a fraction of the price of conventional litigation
Quicker than conventional litigation
How can it help?
Clients may have a variety of family law issues they are seeking help in resolving, such as their living and parenting arrangements, their financial arrangements, as well as dealing with property and debt.
Mediation may be able to assist clients who:
still live together but anticipate separation;
don’t live with each other but are expecting a child and wish to discuss parenting;
have no children, but have property or debt issues;
are uncertain or cannot reach agreement about involving their child(ren) in counselling;
struggle with specific issues such as holiday or travel scheduling, or extra child expenses;
want mediation to assist with relationship issues in order to stay together.
While some agreements may be reached in one or two sessions, the average length of time to reach an agreement is four to eight hours. Every situation is different.
What does it cost?
Mediation fees are based on a sliding scale, and they take your annual income, assets, and number of dependants into consideration. The fee range goes from $40/hour to $120/hour.
Please call us at (250) 386-4331 to set up an appointment with our certified Mediator.