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Michael F. Welsh, Q.C.
C. Fam. Arb, C.Med., FCIArb, LL.B., Q. Arb, Q.C.
East and West Kootenay, Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, Interior North/Northern B.C., Interior South/Okanagan
Michael Welsh Dispute Resolution Services
203-383 Ellis Street
Penticton, BC
V2A 4L9

Office: (250) 492-2425
Fax: (250) 492-2451

Family Roster Mediation Details
$400 - $450 / hour

Charges are hourly for all aspects of mediation, including pre-mediation meetings and any post-mediation document preparation together with the mediator's out-of-pocket expenses and applicable taxes.

No cancellation fee if cancelled on one week or more notice. Cancellation fee of $350 if cancelled within week of mediation.


I am a lawyer with over 36 years of litigation and ADR experience, having appeared as legal counsel in hundreds of hearings, trials and appeals in all levels of court in this province and the Supreme Court of Canada, including over 50 with reported decisions, as well as in arbitrations and mediations.

I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Chartered Mediator and Certified Family Mediator and Certified Family Arbitrator with over two decades of experience. I have been a family mediator since 1997 with extensive mediation experience in all types of family dispute issues.

I am a Bencher of the Law Society of BC, and am immediate Past President of both the ADR Institute of British Columbia and the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. I am a Tribunal Member on the British Columbia Civil Resolution Tribunal. Through my professional experience and as a member of professional and community organizations I am well-versed in problem and dispute resolution and in understanding and working with people in difficult situations toward a positive outcome. An effective communicator, I have the ability to assess problems expeditiously and to relate to people from all walks of life.

I am the author of many articles in journals and magazines such as the Advocate, Bartalk and Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal and have served as a faculty member in several continuing legal and ADR educational conferences and seminars.

***Also on Mediate BC Med-Arb Roster***

Aboriginal Family Law Issues
  • Aboriginal Family Law Issues
Conflict within Families
  • Addiction Issues (Drug & Alcohol)
  • Family Relationships
  • Managing High Conflict
  • Managing Power Imbalances
Contact with a Child (Access/Custody)
  • Aboriginal Issues
  • Guardianship
  • Parenting Arrangements (Time and Education)
  • Parenting Plans
Elder Mediation
  • Common Law Relationships/Trusts
  • Family Business
  • Family Inheritance/Business Succession
  • 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
  • Parenting Arrangements and Education
  • Parenting Plans
  • Separation Agreements
  • Separation Memorandums of Understanding

  • Filipino
  • First Nations Peoples, Agencies and Communities
  • Indo-Canadian
  • Punjabi