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Rhona M. Lichtenwald
Lawyer & Mediator
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
Hillcrest Law & Mediation
4203 Quebec Street
Vancouver, BC
V5V 3L1

Office: (604) 739-4655
Cell: (604) 739-4655

Family Roster Mediation Details
My extensive family law and conflict resolution experience allows me to be flexible and creative in facilitating settlements. I have strong practical skills and use a common-sense approach to help parties reach solutions which are workable for them and their families. I am able to mediate complex legal issues. I work well with clients on their own and with those who have their lawyers present. I am available to travel outside of Vancouver for mediations.

$350 - $350 / hour

I also provide mediation services on a sliding scale basis depending on financial ability. A fee is charged for mediation facilities rental, if required. Travel expenses will be charged for mediations scheduled outside of the lower mainland area of Vancouver.

24 hours notice


I am a family lawyer and mediator. I was called to the BC bar in 1990 and my practice specializes in divorce & family law. I have appeared in the BC Supreme Court Family and Civil divisions and in the BC Provincial Court, Family, Small Claims and Criminal divisions.

I was accredited as a Family Law Mediator by the Law Society of BC in 1996. In 1999, I was part of a small group of family lawyers and mental health professionals who founded the Collaborative Divorce Association of Vancouver, offering an alternative family law resolution process in addition to mediation. I was the co-chair of the Association in 2001-2 and trained other lawyers, divorce coaches and financial experts in the collaborative team approach. While continuing to practice law and mediation part-time, I instructed the Law Society of BC's Professional Legal Training Course (the BC Bar admission course for articling students) from 2004 to 2014.

In 2015, I established Hillcrest Law & Mediation and I was certified by the Law Society of BC as a Family Law Mediator under the (2013) Family Law Act. I am a passionate advocate for dispute resolution in a dignified, respectful, cost-effective and practical manner.

In addition to my mediation work, I also provide legal consultation and locum services, BC bar exam tutoring and I create and moderate presentations and workshops for legal organizations such as the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Foundation of BC and the Legal Services Society of BC.

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
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
  • Parenting Arrangements and Education
  • Parenting Plans
  • Step & Blended Family Mediation
  • Separation Agreements
  • Separation Memorandums of Understanding
  • Sexual Orientation

  • French Canadian