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Darrin Hotte
B.A., Cert. ConRes, FEA, FMC Cert CFM, MDiv
All of Canada, All of Province, East and West Kootenay, Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, Interior North/Northern B.C., Interior South/Okanagan, Northern Vancouver Island, Southern Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast
New Solution Mediation
West Vancouver, BC

Office: (778) 288-6181

Family Roster Mediation Details
My mediation practice focuses on Separation and Divorce, Family Business, and Speaking and Training engagements. I have experience in shuttle mediation for high conflict situations and videoconference mediation. For those from diverse cultural backgrounds, translation and a tailored process can be applied.

$250 - $250 / hour

There is no charge for initial phone calls with each party about the mediation process and specifics of their situation. Separate, pre-mediation sessions with each party, joint sessions, and all other work is $250/hour plus GST. Out-of-pocket expenses, materials and travel are additional. These fees are usually shared between the parties. In the case of financial difficulty, a sliding scale can be applied so that these clients can access NSM’s services.

There is no charge for cancellation up to 48 hours (2 business days) before the session, but one hour will be charged (to the party who cancels) for cancellation less than 48 hours in advance. However, this charge will be waived in the case of an unavoidable medical situation or if I can fill the session time with another client.


I have mediated, facilitated, coached or consulted on over 800 disputes. As Principal at New Solution Mediation, I have the tools and a passion to resolve conflict in ways that are fair, straightforward, and as stress-free as possible.

My 25+ years of leadership and conflict resolution experience include:
• Manager - Mediate BC
    • Mediation Advisor at the Vancouver Justice Access Centre (Provincial Courthouse Vancouver)
    • Manager of Family Mediation Mentoring Program (previously)

• Faculty - Coach at Justice Institute of BC

• Associate - David Bentall and Next Step Advisors

• Coach - Continuing Legal Education at the Family Law Mediation courses

• Associate - Outreach Canada (Conflict Resolution and Mediation)

• Faculty - Christ College (created and taught Conflict Management) (previously)

• Guest lecturer
    • Royal Roads University
    • Thompson Rivers University

• Served in leadership positions at all levels (Senior Leader, Director, and Committee Chair) in various organizations in BC and Alberta, leading organizations involving between 150 and 800 people (previously).

Specialized training in conflict, complex family systems and relationships:

• Certified Comprehensive Family Mediator (Family Mediation Canada)

• FAMILY ENTERPRISE ADVISOR™ certificant through the Institute of Family Enterprise Advisors

• Family Roster Mediator, Mediate BC

• Certificate in Conflict Resolution: Family Mediation Specialization (Justice Institute of British Columbia)

• MDiv (Regent College)

• BA in Psychology/Sociology (Concordia College)

Through my experience working with emotionally charged families in crisis, I have become a tireless advocate of creative, simple, alternative ways to understand and handle conflict! See my website for more on this.

My clients consistently experience progress in their situation resulting in less stress, increased hope and eventually a higher capacity to take on their busy lives. They move forward. I help them accomplish this by providing a professional, friendly, convenient and flexible process. I have a great deal of respect for their hard work and I want them to feel encouraged about what lies ahead.

Aside from mediation, I am committed to fitness and love being an occasional jazz drummer. However, my greatest joy is found in my wife and 2 children!

Conflict within Families
  • Abuse/Sexual Abuse
  • Addiction Issues (Drug & Alcohol)
  • Family Relationships
  • Managing High Conflict
  • Managing Power Imbalances
  • Mental Health Issues
Contact with a Child (Access/Custody)
  • Guardianship
  • Parenting Arrangements (Time and Education)
  • Parenting Plans
  • Plan of Care & Living Arrangements
Elder Mediation
  • Family Business
  • Family Inheritance/Business Succession
  • Plan of Care & Living Arrangements
  • Wills and Estates
Financial & Property
  • Child Support & Maintenance
  • Common Law Relationships/Trusts
  • Division of Assets and Liabilities
  • Family Business
  • Family Inheritance and Estates
  • Financial Aspects of Separation
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Parent/Teen Disputes
  • Parenting Arrangements and Education
  • Parenting Plans
  • Step & Blended Family Mediation
  • Separation Memorandums of Understanding
  • Sexual Orientation

  • African
  • Afro-American/Canadian
  • Asian
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • Filipino
  • First Nations Peoples, Agencies and Communities
  • Indo-Canadian
  • Iranian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Mandarin
  • Same Sex/Gender
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese