Resolving family issues out of court

Mediation took less than half the time to resolve problems that litigation took. It cost less than half as much. It was generally perceived to produce results that were more likely to be in the interests of the client. Full video transcript.

In a family breakup, if you don’t agree on things, you don’t have to go to court. You can work through your issues — whether about parenting, support, or dividing property — outside the courtroom. Learn how out-of-court approaches are faster, cheaper, and more effective than fighting things out in court.

What you should know

Options to resolve family law issues out of court  

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in March 2022
  • Time to read: 8 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

JP Boyd, KC, Boyd Arbitration Chambers

JP Boyd, KC

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