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Maria P. Silva
B.A., Certified Comprehensive Family Mediator (FMC), Civil Mediator, Conflict Coach, Facilitator, Management Diploma, Human Resources
Family & Civil Mediation
Greater Vancouver
Portuguese,
Office:
Burnaby Mediation Centre
Office
Burnaby, BC

Office:
Office
Vancouver, BC

Cell: (604) 377-1447


Family Roster Mediation Details
Fluency in Portuguese and experience in multi-cultural family issues.

$250 - $250 / hour

Discounted rates offered for low income families.

48 hours

2003

I have a wholehearted interest in helping individuals, groups and organizations find new ways to achieve resolution and to transform relationships wherever practical. My approach is to assist participants in identifying and achieving their mutual goals within a down-to-earth environment. After completing the JIBC's Negotiation/Conflict Resolution with a focus on Mediation, I continued with conducting mediations in the Provincial Court of BC, Small Claims Division and in my private mediation/consulting practice. A significant portion of my business deals with dispute resolution including acting as a mediator, facilitator and fact-finder.

As a mediator I practice in the areas of civil and commercial disputes in community/neighborhood, schools/education/university, real estate/strata corporation and all business.

I mediate separating and divorcing couples to reach agreement with their plans for what happens next in their lives.

Through coaching I talk with individuals, couples and separating/divorcing couples and help them become aware of how and why the conflict was created in the first place and support each individual in making changes that will be for their best.

I graduated from SFU (Business and Liberal Studies), from BCIT (Human Resource Management), JIBC (Conflict Resolution with a Mediation Specialization) and JIBC (Family Mediation). Additional education includes Psychology at the BC Open University and Conflict Resolution in Human Social Development from UBC (Summer 2003).

I am a Certified Comprehensive Family Mediator with Family Mediation Canada and have been a member of the Civil Roster of Mediate BC since 2003.

Conflict within Families
  • Family Relationships
  • Managing High Conflict
Contact with a Child (Access/Custody)
  • Parenting Arrangements (Time and Education)
  • Parenting Plans
  • Plan of Care & Living Arrangements
Financial & Property
  • Child Support & Maintenance
  • Division of Assets and Liabilities
  • Family Business
  • Family Inheritance and Estates
  • Financial Aspects of Separation
Parenting
  • Parent/Teen Disputes
  • Parenting Arrangements and Education
  • Parenting Plans
Separation
  • Separation Memorandums of Understanding

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