Family Mediation Services: Vision and Mission
Vision: An affordable and timely separation and divorce mediation service that promotes harmony and decision making within every family undergoing transition.
Mission: To enhance access to collaborative dispute resolution services, thereby contributing to the culture change in the Family Justice Field by providing quality mediation services for families and couples, to resolve their differences and to promote their peaceful restructuring.
In British Columbia, mediation has been an alternative to the traditional court process of dispute resolution for family disputes, for over 20 years. Mediation can be used for many kinds of family disputes but is most often used when couples separate or divorce.
Our Roster Mediators
Mediators on the Society's Family Roster mediate a variety of family-related matters, which include reorganization of the family after separation or divorce, parenting, financial support and property matters connected to separation or divorce, family business, family property or finances, family inheritance and estates, responsibility for care of elderly parents, adoption, pre-nuptial issues, and intra-family conflicts.
You can find detailed information about individual mediators on the Family Roster in our searchable Directory of Family Mediators. The requirements for being admitted to the Family Roster and the application process are described in Family Roster Admission.
Sliding Scale Family Mediation
Mediate BC has a new user-pay mediation project that helps families who are undergoing separation and divorce. It provides access to a private family mediator at a cost that is customized to your family’s financial situation. We have developed a unique sliding scale based on income and assets/debts in order to set a fee that is affordable for you.
For more information on Sliding Scale Family Mediation click here: Sliding Scale Family Mediation.
The Family Mediation Program
Since 2004, we have assisted many families in resolving a wide variety of family disputes without the need to go to court. The Family Mediation Program (FMP) aims to provide better access to mediation services for families around the province, for a wide variety of family disputes including parenting responsibilities, and property and asset division. In this program, clients have access to a team of two highly trained co-mediators, screened in advance by Mediate BC.
For more information on the FMP click here: Family Mediation Program.
How to Obtain Further Information
If you are interested in resolving a family dispute through mediation or would like to receive further information about the Family Mediation Program, please contact (604) 684-1300 ext. 108, Toll Free:1-877-656-1300 ext. 108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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