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Kathleen Bellamano
C.Med, FMC Cert CFM, RSW
Mediator, Arbitrator, Parenting Coordinator & Facilitator
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
Ambitus Consulting
Victoria, BC

Office: (250) 213-7898
Fax: (250) 477-5841

Family Roster Mediation Details
I specialize in working with high conflict situations and facilitating durable resolutions in ways that will minimize costs, preserve relationships and promote independence. I have worked extensively with families, non-profit groups, corporations and government. I also have a lot of experience working across cultures and diversity, with multicultural groups and organizations and with marginalized and excluded individuals and groups. I am a member of the Police Complaints sub-roster. I also specialize in distance mediation using both web-based video conference and teleconference options.

$180 - $180 / hour

Fees are adjusted based on number of parties, complexity of situation and financial needs of the parties. Reduced fees may be available based on the financial need of the parties.

Travel costs may be charged for services provided outside of Southern Vancouver Island, depending on circumstances.

24 hrs notice required or cancellation fees may apply.


I have been working in dispute resolution since 2003. I have certificates in Conflict Analysis and Management and Family Mediation from The Institute of Conflict Analysis and Management, a certificate in Arbitration from the BC Arbitration & Mediation Institute and I completed my mediation practicum training with the Provincial Court Registry Court Mediation Practicum Program in Vancouver and Nanaimo. I have a Bachelor of Social Work and I am currently completing a Masters degree in Community Development. I maintain a private practice and I am the Executive Director of a nonprofit dispute resolution centre in Victoria.

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)
  • 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
  • Pensions and Benefits
  • Plan of Care & Living Arrangements
  • 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
  • Spousal Support
  • Parent/Teen Disputes
  • Parenting Arrangements and Education
  • Parenting Plans
  • Step & Blended Family Mediation
  • Separation Memorandums of Understanding
  • Sexual Orientation

  • Aboriginal: Self-identified
  • Chinese
  • First Nations Peoples, Agencies and Communities
  • Hindu
  • Indo-Canadian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Same Sex/Gender