Family Law Mediation
Shawn J. Bobb is accredited by the Law Society of British Columbia as a Family Law Mediator. He conducts mediation in all types of family law disputes like:
Custody, guardianship, parental responsibilities, parenting time, parenting schedules, relocation, travel and parenting plans
Division of property and debts
Pre-marital or pre-cohabitation issues
Other family law related issues
NOTE ON COVID-19
Mediation is still available during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We have modified how we conduct mediations to video conferencing and/or phone. Given the limited access to the courts both during the pandemic and the cost of such, mediation is an option to seriously consider.
Mediation is extremely beneficial for the following reasons:
The disputing parties share the cost of a mediator and mediation is generally significantly less expensive compared to litigation or court.
Settling through mediation is quicker than court, as court may result in delays and waiting for trial dates.
Court litigation usually polarize the parties and creates more conflict. Mediation seeks to address obstacles to settlement and deal with emotions that might prevent settlement.
When the parties come to an agreement, they are generally more satisfied with the outcome as opposed to those that have the courts or decision makers imposing decisions on them. When people make agreements and are satisfied with them, they are more likely to comply with those agreements.
The parties are given the opportunity to create a solution that best meets their needs, and their agreement can be as detailed or general as they want depending on their needs, the issues and party dynamics. This means that they can also minimize the likelihood of conflict in the future which would otherwise lead to more time and cost.
If you are seeking a Mediator, contact us below and provide your information. Please ensure that you note if you are seeking mediation.