Posted on February 5, 2018 · Posted in Blog

From Our Blog: Articles for Understanding Separation and Divorce Mediation

Below are links to articles in our blog that explain various topics related to separation and divorce. The journey can be difficult and you’ll find that knowledge is power. Read on…

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Your Family Mediation Center

We create a safe, empowering and engaging mediation environment for you and your family. Our job is to listen to both parties and to ensure each person’s fears and feelings are addressed in an equitable and respectful fashion.

The Kelowna Divorce Team

This article is about us. Why? Because you will share many confidential details of your personal life with your mediator or lawyer and you need to have trust and faith in whoever you choose to help you through the process. We offer you our credentials and a bit of information about who we are

Litigation vs Mediation

Peaceful, amicable (mediation) as opposed to adversarial, stressful (litigation.) What process would you choose. Most would say mediation. However, divorce mediation is not for every couple. Find out why.

What is a Separation Agreement?

A separation agreement is a written document that settles your issues upon ending your marriage or relationship. Some of your issues may include the equal division of your marital property (assets and debts), spousal support, parenting plan, child custody, visitation and other support issues. Each one of these can only be resolved in one of two ways: mutual agreement or a judge’s court order.

Divorce Lawyer Average Pricing Per Billable HourKelowna Divorce Lawyer fees

Canadian Lawyer Magazine reports that the average billable hourly rate for lawyers in 2017 was just under $400/hour. You can see the 2017 Report by clicking HERE. It should be noted that a lawyer acting as a mediator for a couple of divorcing clients can not give legal advice to either person since a lawyer can only represent one person.

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Before You Call a Divorce Lawyer

8 Critical Steps to Separation and Divorce: Before you Call a lawyer.” This little e-book will save you A LOT of time and money!

The Divorce Mediation Toolkit

Is divorce mediation right for you and your spouse? How do you ask your spouse to attend a consultation? Three great little e-books to help you move forward the right way and at the lowest cost & stress.

What are my Legal Rights When Divorcing?

Produced by the BC Legal Services Society, this is a good primer for understanding your rights. It’s simple and straight forward.

Where Can I Get Free Legal Advice?

There are a number of places you can get free legal advice. The BC Legal Services Society is a good place to start. Also, most law courts have a Duty Counsel that offers free legal advice on family matters.

Just the Divorce Papers, Please

If you have all of your issues resolved and you just need a Certificate of Divorce, we can help you. We charge about 40% less than lawyers and we make it fast and simple.

Divorce Lawyers in Kelowna

We have heard from our clients of a few lawyers that support a more amicable process for divorce. We have listed them in our blog. This is not an exhaustive list but we have heard good things about them…should you ever need their help.

Kelowna Divorce Mediation Services Pricing

In contrast to the high legal fees charged by divorce lawyers, you get two of us working on your case for $220/hour, and we do not charge each person a huge retainer fee.

Need Financing? piggy bank

All of our services can be financed. We take the financial hardship out of divorce by giving you a payment plan that you can afford! Ask us about our financing plan tailored to your pocket book.

divorce mediation kelownaAbout Kelowna Divorce Mediation Services

We are not expensive lawyers; we are family divorce mediators.  Our boutique divorce mediation firm has become Kelownas’ first choice when dealing with separation and divorce. It is possible to reduce stress, time and conflict. Our mediation model educates and empowers our clients, so that when you leave you have a document that will stand the test of time, and the divorce papers that bring closure.

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