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Alternatives to Court

Alternatives to Court

Where people involved in a family or civil law dispute have equal power, B.C. laws encourage them to try to reach an agreement rather than proceed to trial. This not only maintains people’s control over decision making but avoids the escalation of hostility that often accompanies court proceedings.

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Provincial Court of British Columbia
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May 2021 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
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ADR, alternative dispute resolution, family dispute resolution, family justice counsellors, private mediators, collaborative separation, judicial case conference, child protection mediation, online dispute resolution, diversion (alternative measures)