Mediate BC, a not-for-profit society that offers dispute resolution services, has recently launched a distance mediation service for those who are going through a separation or divorce. The service is designed to assist family members who want to resolve differences without going to court, or who find distance or conflict between family members makes it hard to talk in person.
The service provides clients with a specially trained family mediator who can help current or former spouses resolve differences outside of court. Clients can use these private, informal services without having to meet in person or even leave home.
Some of the issues spouses can get help with include:
- where and with whom any children will live
- how to share the costs of raising the children
- how to divide family assets, RRSPs, or pensions
- what to do with the family home
- other concerns coming out of separation and divorce.
If you think you would like to use the distance mediation service, or if you need help deciding whether it is the right choice for you, contact one of Mediate BC’s mediation advisors at:
1.855.660.8406 (call no charge in Canada and the US)
604.660.8406 (call locally in Vancouver)
Find out more about the Distance Family Mediation Services program and learn more about the mediation process on Mediate BC’s website.