Common QuestionsHow can mediation help me with a divorce agreement?
Note: This common question is under review for the new Family Law Act, which came into force on March 18, 2013.
Many separating and divorcing couples choose to work together – sometimes with the help of a mediator. Mediation is a process for solving conflicts (disputes) without going to court. Some of the advantages to mediation are that it can often be cheaper, faster, and less adversarial.
Good starting points include:
- Guide to Mediation in BC, from the provincial government, explains what mediation is, when you might want to use it, and what the procedure involves.
- Staying Out of Court, from the Legal Services Society, is a fact sheet that describes how to deal with family law issues without going to court.
- mediation, divorce & separation, resolving disputes without going to court, alternative dispute resolution