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Ronald J. Smith, Q.C.
Chartered Mediator, LL.B., Q.C.
Arbitrator/Mediator
All of Province, East and West Kootenay, Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, Interior North/Northern B.C., Interior South/Okanagan, Northern Vancouver Island, Southern Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast
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Office:
Just Family Solutions
Landmark 6, 11th Floor
1611 Dickson Avenue
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 0B5

Office: (778) 484-8168
Cell: (250) 878-4716


Family Roster Mediation Details
Trained as a child interviewer through B.C. Hear the Child Society. Trained to conduct distance mediation utilizing WebEx, or similar platforms. Able to travel to mediation sites outside the Okanagan.

$350 - $350 / hour

I am always prepared to discuss fees, and to adjust them according to need. I am also prepared to mediate where one or both of the parties are on a Legal Services retainer.

$400.00 if cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled mediation time.

1985

I am a Chartered Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator with ADR Canada. I have been mediating since 1985, and arbitrating for the last 10 years.

I am a member of Mediate B.C.'s civil and family rosters and was part of the original Board that established that organization.

I am a member of the B.C. Hear the Child Society, and was the first chair of the founding board of that society. I was a mediator in the second and third phases of the Mediate B.C., Distance Mediation Project, and received the training and experience to conduct family disputes utilizing Webex, conference calling, or similar platforms. I am a trained collaborative family lawyer, and a member of the Okanagan Collaborative Family Law group.

I have arbitrated disputes in the area of condominium strata council disputes, construction law, and family law. I have practiced law in British Columbia since 1975.

Conflict within Families
  • Addiction Issues (Drug & Alcohol)
  • Family Relationships
  • Managing High Conflict
  • Managing Power Imbalances
  • Mental Health Issues
Contact with a Child (Access/Custody)
  • Guardianship
  • Parenting Arrangements (Time and Education)
  • Parenting Plans
  • Plan of Care & Living Arrangements
Elder Mediation
  • Common Law Relationships/Trusts
  • Family Business
  • Family Inheritance/Business Succession
  • Wills and Estates
Financial & Property
  • Child Support & Maintenance
  • Common Law Relationships/Trusts
  • Division of Assets and Liabilities
  • Family Business
  • Family Inheritance and Estates
  • Financial Aspects of Separation
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Spousal Support
Parenting
  • Parent/Teen Disputes
  • Parenting Arrangements and Education
  • Parenting Plans
  • Step & Blended Family Mediation
Separation
  • Separation Agreements
  • Separation Memorandums of Understanding

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