For families looking to engage in mediation to achieve resolution of the outstanding issue, the Initial Consultation or Pre-Mediation, is an opportunity to learn if mediation is appropriate in their situation, to understand how mediation works to achieve a win-win outcome, and to meet the Family Mediator.
At the Pre-Mediation, you will discuss
Although it is not necessary for you to bring any financial information to the Pre-Mediation, if you and your spouse are ready to proceed immediately with mediation and a resolution of the outstanding issues, we suggest that you come prepared with as much financial disclosure as possible.
Financial Disclosure includes, but is not limited to:
We recognize that you will work very closely with the Family Mediator, and it is important that both parties feel comfortable with the Family Mediator.
The Family Mediator at the Burnaby Deer Lake Law Group offers a 30-minute "Pre-Mediation" meeting free of charge to interested parties, however, we reserve the right to charge for any time beyond the first 30 minutes.
Family Mediation is billed at $250.00 per hour. Typically, a family will require 4 to 8 hours with the Family Mediator depending on the complexity of the issues and the degree of conflict between the parties.