Our Kamloops Mediators Resolve Family Law Disputes Through Negotiation and Agreement
The costs of going to court can be high, and there is no guarantee as to the results. An increasing number of Canadians and Kamloops residents are turning to family mediation in order to resolve with family law problems rather than through litigation.
What Is Family Mediation?
Family mediation involves you and your partner meeting with trained family mediator in order to resolve parenting, separation, and/or divorce issues. It is something to try before starting a court case or at any time throughout your case in Kamloops.
Benefits of family mediation may include:
You can work out your own solution without involving the court
It can help both parties to work on communication and problem solving, thus reducing potential future conflicts
It keeps a focus on your children’s best interests
Potentially less costly than going to court
A more informal setting and is private, unlike court
It is voluntary so you can leave at any time
In order for family mediation to work, you must be interested in working with and communicating with the other party in order to find solutions for you and your family. If you cannot communicate your needs or listen to the other party’s concerns, mediation will not work for you.
When you work with a mediator, you will be able to work on solutions for issues, such as:
How and when to separate
Custody and access when it comes to parenting
Spousal and/or partner support
Division of property and assets
What to Expect from Family Mediation
The mediator will have confidential meetings with each party before any mediation meetings begin in order to understand each party’s interests and goals as well as to adapt the process to those needs. Afterwards, one or more joint sessions take place in order to reach agreements on the issues at hand. If successful, no litigation is necessary. If not, litigation must commence.
To start the process, see if the other side is open to mediation to settle your issues, either directly or through your lawyer.
The following lawyers would be happy to assist you in the matters related to family law: