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Douglas S. Fenton
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
Douglas S. Fenton Mediation Services
61 - 3054 Trafalgar Street
Abbotsford, BC
V2S 7X6

Office: (604) 910-7922
Cell: (604) 910-7922

Family Roster Mediation Details
I am a dual citizen (Canadian/US) and qualified to mediate in Washington State as well as in BC. I am prepared to mediate cross-border family law issues.

$200 - $200 / hour

This rate is negotiable between $175.00 - $225.00/hour, plus expenses, based on complexity, number of parties and location. I charge $100.00/hour for travel outside the lower mainland of BC (Vancouver-Hope) and Whatcom County, WA. There is no charge for travel within those areas.

For mediations canceled more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled session, only time and expenses accrued prior to the cancellation will be charged. If cancellation occurs less than 48 hours before the scheduled session, an additional 2 hours at the agreed hourly rate will be charged to the party responsible for the cancellation.


I am a retired member of the Law Society of BC. During my law practice years, I became increasingly frustrated with the delay and expense involved in litigation. Where possible, I strove to assist clients to resolve their issues through negotiation and creative problem solving short of litigation. I feel even more strongly about this today and wholeheartedly embrace the concept of mediation. I am trained in interest-based mediation; however, my experience has taught me that a more directive approach is sometimes effective. I am comfortable with both methods and, in consultation with the parties, will employ a format that will best suit their needs and wishes.

I am also a certified mediator-practitioner in Whatcom and Skagitt Counties, WA, USA and am prepared to mediate in Washington State.

Conflict within Families
  • Family Relationships
  • Managing High Conflict
  • Managing Power Imbalances
Contact with a Child (Access/Custody)
  • 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
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Parent/Teen Disputes
  • Parenting Arrangements and Education
  • Parenting Plans
  • Step & Blended Family Mediation
  • Separation Agreements
  • Separation Memorandums of Understanding
  • Sexual Orientation