Yes, your separation can be quick & comfortable with the right help.

You are trying to navigate your separation and divorce in your family's best interests.

It's a daunting legal system but you've come to the right place: family law mediation is not only effective but also one of the best choices for a low-stress, respectful, cost-efficient resolution.

Our mission is to inspire and facilitate healthy family transitions.

We've thought carefully about what most separating couples truly want and we've created an innovative process to help you achieve a quick & comfortable resolution so you can move on with life.

We work with kind-hearted, thoughtful human beings who are seeking closure & a fresh start.

If you are looking to disparage your spouse during the process, use intimidation as a negotiation tactic, or 'win' at the expense of your spouse and/or your children, we are not for you!


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What is unique about our approach to separation and divorce family law?

We help couples across British Columbia work through disagreements together in a way that minimizes stress and protects your savings. Rather than you each hiring your own lawyer, together you hire one mediator.

We know that you don't want to write a blank cheque for hourly billing of fees so we have created a flat fee package. This removes one significant source of stress during an already stressful time.

We will facilitate a detailed settlement discussion and then draft your Separation Agreement based on your joint instructions. Most of our clients finish our process with a signed Separation Agreement within one month.

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Our approach is appropriate for you if:

You have a handshake agreement that needs to be 'papered' into a Separation Agreement

If you have already discussed and agreed upon specific terms, we can meet virtually or in person to review the details of your verbal agreement and then document your agreement in writing based on your joint instructions. In family law, a verbal agreement is not enforceable.

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You are having difficulty agreeing on what should go into your Separation Agreement

Family law mediation is a flexible and highly effective process. The goal is to reach the best possible outcomes for each person and the process requires respectful, good faith negotiations. With the guidance of a skilled family mediator, most people are able to effectively navigate separation and preserve the health and functionality of their relationship going forward.

We provide legal information regarding the issues facing your family, facilitate discussions of possible resolutions, and document your Separation Agreement in writing for you based on your joint instructions; all in ways that are tailored to your family's needs.


Mediation Roadmap

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Mediation Roadmap

Each participant will have their own private & confidential Initial Consultation (by phone, video chat or in person). We are required by the Law Society of British Columbia to meet with each participant individually before we meet all together.

If you both agree to participate, we will then meet together either virtually or in person as needed until you have reached the terms of agreement. Most of our clients need 1 - 2 Joint Meetings to reach agreement through our highly-focused process.

The mediator will document your Separation Agreement according to your joint instructions. You have the option of obtaining Independent Legal Advice before you sign the agreement (recommended but optional).

Done!


E-Mediation is a huge step forward for families!

Watch our video on the 7 Reasons We Love E-Mediation to find out why we recommend it to all of our clients:

We serve family law clients across British Columbia by video chat or phone, depending on your preference.

E-mediation is also known as online mediation, distance mediation, online divorce, online dispute resolution, and online ADR.

As long as you have either a phone connection or an internet connection, we can work with you without anyone incurring the time, inconvenience and cost of coordinating a physical meeting:

  • you and your partner and the mediator can be in three different geographic locations;

  • you and your partner can be in the same location and the mediator can be in a different location.

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E-mediation and distance mediation at www.modernseparations.com

Some of the benefits of e-mediation for you are:

  • increase in scheduling flexibility and convenience

  • ability to manage family law matters in the comfort & privacy of your own space

  • increase in efficiency & speed of resolution

  • decrease of emotional triggers, like body language, facial expressions

  • increase in feeling of safety

Through the use of basic technology, we assist clients across British Columbia.


We also provide In Person Family Law Mediation in Vernon, BC.

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Although there are many benefits to e-mediation for everyone, even those who are geographically close to each other, some clients like to have a sit-down around an actual table. 

We offer service in person at our home office in the East Hill neighbourhood of Vernon, British Columbia for clients located in the Okanagan/Shuswap.

 


Please know that your separation doesn't have to be the awful battle that you've heard about from your friends. The majority of our clients complete their Separation Agreement within one month through our innovative family law mediation process.

 

Ready to move ahead?

Book online through the button below or call 778-475-8002 to schedule your appointment.

 Questions? 

See our FAQ page or call us at 778-475-8002.