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Vivian A. Kerenyi
B.A. (Sociology), LL.B., RSW
Mediator, Lawyer
Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, Coast Fraser
Vancouver, BC

Office: (604) 329-2884

Family Roster Mediation Details
I have experience assisting individuals with special needs and those from varied cultural/ethnic backgrounds as well as same sex couples.

I also have experience in distance mediation using web based video conference and teleconference options.


Fee may vary based on complexity of the matter and number of parties involved.

24 hours required.


I have been a member of the Ontario and BC Bar since 1990. I began mediating in 1987 while attending law school. Prior to law school, I obtained an social work degree and I am still a Registered Social Worker.

I devote a great deal of attention in my mediation practice to family matters. I recognize that families navigating their way through separation and divorce are in turmoil and I endeavour to provide much-needed guidance to help them make the necessary arrangements to move forward. I assist parties in all aspects of potential concern whether it be plans involving children, division of property or other financial issues.

My mediation style offers parties a solid commitment to neutrality and fairness. I create an environment where everyone has a voice and one in which there is a full exchange of information leading to successful and positive resolutions.

I hold dual professional qualifications in law and social work. I am accredited by the Law Society of British Columbia as a Family Law Mediator and I am a Certified Comprehensive Family Mediator (Family Mediation Canada). I am currently a Roster Mediator of the Family and Civil Mediation Rosters through Mediate BC and a member of the Child Protection Mediation Roster through the British Columbia Ministry of the Attorney General. I have over 20 years experience in mentoring students in family and other areas of mediation.

Conflict within Families
  • Abuse/Sexual Abuse
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Adoption
  • Parent/Teen Disputes
  • Parenting Arrangements and Education
  • Parenting Plans
  • Step & Blended Family Mediation
  • Surrogacy/Egg & Sperm Donation Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Separation Memorandums of Understanding
  • Sexual Orientation

  • Aboriginal: Self-identified
  • Asian
  • Cantonese
  • First Nations Peoples, Agencies and Communities
  • French Canadian
  • Hungarian
  • Indo-Canadian
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Pakistani
  • Same Sex/Gender
  • Taiwanese
  • Vietnamese