What are the advantages of divorce and separation mediation?
The main advantage to divorce and separation mediation is having an experienced divorce mediator sit down with the couple and lead them through the topics to be covered. In British Columbia, family law mediators are certified by the B.C. Law Society and can educate the parties on the legal issues involved in their divorce. As a result, the process can quickly be completed in as few as three or four meetings. At Resolution Law we involve a Counsellor at every meeting, as well as a Certified Family Law Mediator. This helps the parties stay on track to not get sidetracked into emotional issues or the marriage fight. The mediators meet with the parties together, and separately, to allow everyone to say what’s important to them. When necessary, other experts can be utilized, such as the parties’ separate lawyers, real estate agents, or accountants.
At Resolution Law we focus on the collaborative resolution of family disputes. We use the new processes set out in the recent Family Law Act of British Columbia. This is a no-court approach that has been extremely effective. These techniques are directed at reaching agreements so that resolving family legal disputes can be confidential, efficient, less costly, and also help to shield children from the worst effects of family break-up. Contrast this to a traditional 'adversarial' approach which lasts longer, and can cost much more and take a large toll on the family relationship including any children.
Doug Chalke, Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator, has been helping families in British Columbia to resolve disputes for the past 30 years. Whether the family is going through separation and divorce, having problems within a family business, or are in disagreement over an inheritance and estate, these problems can be frequently resolved by sitting down with an experienced mediator. When Doug Chalke is working as a mediator, he uses a co-mediation model and works together with his wife, Angie Chalke. Together they bring a unique combination of talent and experience which has led to much of their success over the past 25 years. Resolution Law has the family's best interest in mind and with their cooperative methods oftentimes not only does the dispute get resolved amicably but all parties are in a position to work more effectively with each other into the future, which is win/win for everyone involved. They also have vast experience in other matters such as adoption, cohabitation agreements, marriage agreements, and negotiation and legal advice.
Located at the stunning Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver's newest business centre - Waterfront Business Centre, Resolution Law is easily accessible from downtown Vancouver via Seabus 15 minutes away, and is served by transit in North Vancouver making their services very accessible to all. Contact & find us here.
Resolution Law 220 - 145 Chadwick Court North Vancouver, BC V7M 3K1 Canada 604-980-4855