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Linda C. Bonnell
Certified CFM FMC, BScN, Certificate Con/Res
Family Mediator, Parenting Coordinator
Coast Fraser, Greater Vancouver, Southern Vancouver Island
N/A
Office:
LB Consulting Family Mediation Services
North Vancouver, BC

Office:
LB Consulting Family Mediation Services
Salt Spring Island
Ganges, BC

Office: (604) 318-5312


Family Roster Mediation Details
$250 - $250 / hour

This fee is shared between the clients.

1997

I believe that families can successfully navigate the transitions involved in separation, both emotionally and financially, with the assistance of a skilled family law mediator. I am a Certified Comprehensive Family Mediator (Family Mediation Canada) which acknowledges the specialized training required to assist families with their property and asset division, in addition to all the planning required for parenting their children from two homes. Spousal support and property and debt division requires particular skill and attention. My mediation practice allows families to dramatically reduce their legal fees since we accomplish the bulk of the separation work in our sessions. I encourage my clients to obtain legal advice from their lawyers at various times throughout the mediation process.

I obtained a Certificate in Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Negotiation from the Justice Institute of BC in 1998. I have also completed specialized studies in parent-teen mediation, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health issues, and high conflict divorce. I am the coauthor of the mediation course “Mediating the Financial Aspects of Separation and Divorce” and am on faculty at the Justice Institute of BC. I coauthored the parent education program “ Finances After Separation” that addresses the financial aspects of separation. I managed the Family Mediation Practicum Program with Mediate BC from 2007-2011 and have mentored new family mediators since 2005. I am a Past President and was on the Board of Directors of Family Mediation Canada from 2006 to 2013 and I am currently FMC's Family Mediation Certification Registrar. I am a child protection mediator. I also work with high conflict families as a Parent Coordinator.

I am familiar with the court related options available to families in both Provincial and Supreme Court. Prior to becoming a family mediator I had a 19 year nursing career (BScN) working with sick children and their families, in crisis, in Children’s Hospitals across Canada. My strength is in my ability to work well with people.

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

  • Afro-American/Canadian
  • Asian
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • First Nations Peoples, Agencies and Communities
  • French Canadian
  • Hindu
  • Indo-Canadian
  • Iranian
  • Japanese
  • Punjabi
  • Same Sex/Gender
  • Spanish