Common Questions

How can mediation help me with a separation (divorce) agreement?

Many separating and divorcing couples choose to work together – sometimes with the help of a mediator. Mediation is a process for solving conflicts (disputes) without going to court. Some of the advantages to mediation are that it can often be cheaper, faster, and less adversarial. 

Good starting points include:

  • Guide to Mediation in BC, from the provincial government, explains what mediation is, when you might want to use it, and what the procedure involves.
  • Who can help you reach an agreement?, from the Legal Services Society, is a fact sheet that provides information about who can help you come to an agreement with your spouse about your family law issues. Includes descriptions of family justice counsellors, mediators, and collaborative family lawyers and links to how to find them.
  • Sliding Scale Family Mediation, from Mediate BC, is a program that helps families who are experiencing separation and divorce to find a family mediator. Fees are set on a sliding scale.

See the related Common Question, "We are separating and want to cooperate about settling the finances"
 

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Last reviewed May 2015
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mediation, divorce & separation, resolving disputes without going to court, alternative dispute resolution