April 30, 2019

Mediation in High Conflict Disputes

Mediation in High Conflict Disputes

In March, 2013, I took a two-day course on using mediation as a tool to resolve high conflict disputes.

This course, which was sponsored by MediateBC, was conducted by Bill Eddy of the High Conflict Institute. It featured discussions of the traits of high conflict people and the problems which arise in dealing with them and methods by which those problems could be reduced and overcome so that solutions to their disputes might be achieved. The participants took part in role-plays approximating real life situations and thereby developed techniques to assist them in resolving the unique and often daunting obstacles that arise in high conflict situations.

THE BRIEF

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Dealing with International Assets
April 30, 2020

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?

Weathering the Storms of Life
April 14, 2020

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.

International Parenting Disputes During Covid-19
April 8, 2020

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?

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