In order to obtain this accreditation, Cléa took 80 hours of approved mediation training. This training included mediation theory, the statutory framework for mediation, training in family dynamics and participation in mediation role-playing scenarios. She also took 14 hours of training in how to evaluate and deal with family violence and how to identify and deal with potential family violence issues and power imbalances in the mediation setting. In addition Cléa had to confirm for the Law Society that she had sufficient knowledge, skills and experience in the field of family law dispute resolution to be able to undertake and conduct family law mediations in a fair and competent manner.
Cléa is very excited about her new accreditation and looks forward to using the mediation process in her family law dispute resolution practice as she believes that mediation is a useful process which can be of great benefit to many families and their children.
For many of our clients, having businesses and other property in our parts of the world was a normal part of their lives. But when these individuals have a looming separation or divorce, it soon becomes clear that their separation or divorce will be quickly complicated by the possible division of these overseas businesses and properties. What can you do to get full disclosure or prevent dissipation of overseas assets? What can you do when you dispute BC's jurisdiction and want another jurisdiction to make a determination over your separation or divorce issues?
Even with the best planning, we cannot entirely avoid the challenges that are inherent to life. We can, however, make plans to weather those storms. Having a will and a representation agreement is a very practical way to “weather the storms” of life.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed most people’s everyday lives in a matter of a couple of weeks. Effective March 19, 2020 and until further notice, the BC Supreme Court has suspended regular operations of all of its locations. However, the Court will continue to hear “essential and urgent matters”. What constitutes as an “essential and urgent” matter?