Cates Ford Soll & Epp LLP offers practical family mediation services in Kamloops and surrounding areas. Some legal issues require an external perspective to provide problem-solving solutions that will work for everyone. We deal with all kinds of family mediation cases. Our compassionate attorneys will put the legal experience in your corner to get the results you need.
Settle Your Disputes Without Expensive Litigation
Mediation is sometimes the ideal way to resolve sensitive family problems when neither party wants to get the court involved. If you need mediation for any type of case, come to Cates Ford Soll & Epp LLP. Our experienced mediators resolve family law disputes through negotiation and agreement. Below are some of the benefits of family mediation that may include:
You can work out your solution without involving the court
Professional mediation will 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
Mediation is more an informal setting and is private, unlike court
It is voluntary so you can leave at any time
When you work with us, we will be able to work on solutions for issues such as:
Spousal and/or partner support
Division of property and assets
How and when to separate
Custody and access when it comes to parenting
What to Expect from Our Mediators?
A mediator cannot take sides, give legal advice, or make any decision for you or the other party. The mediators will only assist both the parties in finding an amicable solution that is fair and lasting. We recommend you seek out professional legal advice before going into mediation, as you should be aware of your legal rights and obligations.
You can find a family mediator in private practices, such as Cates Ford Soll & Epp LLP, or through community groups and counselling organizations. When choosing a family mediator, you should be considering things such as how the mediation fees are set and paid, their professional background, the type and how much training related to your issues, and scheduling of time and dates for mediation sessions.
Our lawyers are well-trained and certified in family mediation for the Kamloops area. We will efficiently work through the challenging and excruciating process of negotiation towards an out-of-court agreement.
What to Expect When You Go to Mediation?
You can expect our mediators to have confidential meetings with each party before any mediation meetings to understand each party’s goals and interests. Later, one or more joint sessions take place to reach a final agreement on the current issues. Throughout the mediation process, if parties are dissatisfied or otherwise unhappy, or if it appears that settlement is doubtful, they can individually withdraw from and end the process. This has no repercussions, and parties can then try an alternative dispute resolution process or go to court.
If you are interested in hiring one of our lawyers as a mediator, please contact our office and set up a family mediation consultation today.