Settling Divorce Through Four Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce Mediation on October 18, 2016.

All divorces in British Columbia must be filed with the Court, but disputed issues do not necessarily need to be resolved there also. Couples often start by negotiating the terms of their divorce, but if they reach an impasse on certain issues, they may be able to draw on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods before taking the final step of having a judge decide for them in Court.

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What’s The Difference Between Arbitration And Mediation?

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce Mediation on May 30, 2016.

When serious conflicts arise over such family law matters as property division, child or spousal support, or child custody, it is not always necessary to go to court. Two alternative dispute resolution methods open to families are mediation and arbitration. Both share many similar advantages, but each method is very different in how it generates a resolution.

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Mediation may be used to resolve family law matter

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce Mediation on January 28, 2016.

In our last post we wrote about the way in which couples who are divorcing, or ending their common-law relationship, might use the collaborative process to help sort out the various issues that need to be addressed. That is not the only way that these matters can be addressed without going to court. Family Law Mediation ...

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What is the role of a lawyer in family law mediations?

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce Mediation on October 15, 2015.

When it comes to dealing with family law matters in British Columbia, there are several routes that may be taken. One of those options is mediation. In this process a third party helps the parties involved reach an agreement regarding the matter at issue. He or she does not actual make any decisions regarding a settlemen...

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Why and how divorce mediation works

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce Mediation on June 19, 2015.

Some people who handle complex business negotiations flawlessly would never have the same luck resolving legal matters at the end of a marriage. There's a good reason for that. You don't have to have an emotional investment in a business deal, but it's difficult to put aside feelings when a dispute involves divorce issues.

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