Common QuestionsWe are separating and want to cooperate about settling the finances
Many people are able to work together fairly and amicably to settle their divorce. Instead of going to court, mediation or a collaborative law process can be used to settle issues.
Good starting points include:
- Collaborative Law, from the provincial government, describes what collaborative law involves and why people use it.
- Resolving Family Law Problems Out of Court, from JP Boyd on Family Law, provides a more detailed overview of collaborative law, mediation, arbitration and parenting coordination.
- Who can help you reach an agreement?, from Legal Services Society's Family Law Website, is a fact sheet that describes how to deal with family law issues without going to court.
- 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 our related common questions:
- See all common questions about alternatives to court
- See all common questions about family law
- See all common questions about legal help & lawyers
Last reviewed May 2015
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