What’s Included in a Parenting Plan?

When a couple has a child then decides to separate or divorce, the topic of “child custody” or “parenting time” has to be addressed.  The best way to approach this is to create a parenting plan, which is a written document that outlines how parents will raise their child and deal with various situations. It

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Questions Kids Ask Parents About Separation or Divorce

The word “divorce” can be one of scariest words that a child will ever hear. Even if it is obvious to the child that the situation at home is not going well, kids never really want to think of a future without their mother and father living in the same house. It evokes feelings of

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10 Reasons to Choose Mediation for Separation or Divorce

A family law mediator acts as a neutral party to help couples transition out of relationships in a healthy and peaceful way, without the stress of going to court. Experienced mediators help both parties see the viewpoint of the other, with the goal to reach an agreement that is best for everyone involved. There are

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5 Tips for Telling Kids You Are Separating or Getting a Divorce

Separation or Divorce is not easy.  What can make it even more difficult is when children are involved.  It is very common for parents to struggle as to how they are going to explain their separation / divorce to their kids. Here are 5 tips for telling your kids that you are separating / getting

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Choose Collaborative Divorce and Keep Your Divorce Records Private

Going through a divorce is obviously a very stressful process, and what can make it even more emotionally and mentally taxing, would be to have your divorce records available to the public eye.  One of the biggest advantages of choosing Collaborative Divorce is that it keeps all of the details of your divorce private. If

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Entering Into a Common-Law Relationship? You Should Seriously Consider a Cohabitation Agreement.

It can be a very exciting time when you decide to move in with your partner. It is important, however, to not let that excitement overshadow the reality of what you are getting yourself into. Moving in with your partner affects your rights regarding your assets, your income, and your children (if you have any

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6 Ways Collaborative Divorce Can Save You Money

So you’ve decided to divorce, and aside from just being emotionally overwhelming, you also have to worry about legal and financial complexities. However, if you choose to divorce collaboratively, you can actually get out of your marriage with minimum expenses and save money! Being able to save money is one of the most compelling reasons

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Talk it Out in Honour of BC Family Day!

In honour of BC Family Day 2015, Mediate BC will be hosting events across the province to provide the public with information about how mediation can assist families’ transition through separation and divorce without the need to go to court. I will personally be hosting a table at the events in Surrey and Vancouver.  Come

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New Mediation Initiative

The Legal Services Society announced a new mediation initiative in conjunction with Mediate BC  to help low income people resolve there family law disputes through mediation. Call Rahul to find our more. Clean Divorce Team