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Lani E. Gibson
Interior North/Northern B.C.
Giddings MacEachem Law
Suite 306 450 City Centre
Kitimat, BC
V8C 1T6

Fax: (866) 509-1693
Office: (250) 877-0011
Office: (250) 632-7773

Family Roster Mediation Details
$85 - $275 / hour

Clients are responsible for fees for time spent and disbursements incurred up to the moment of cancellation, including any non-refundable travel expenses.


I began practicing family law in my home town in Kitimat in 2004. I quickly observed that the traditional methods of resolving family law disputes, namely, through the court system or through lawyers negotiating on behalf of clients, does not serve families well. I decided to shift my focus to mediation, and have been offering services as a family law mediator since 2008.

For me the greatest benefit of the family law mediation process is the opportunity to preserve healthy relationships – not just between the individuals who are separating, but also relationships with children, extended family members and social groups.

Mediation also allows the parties to have control over the dispute resolution process and to be involved in a meaningful way in the decisions that will affect their finances, and in cases with children, the day to day lives of those children. I have significant experience as both lawyer and a mediator helping separating couples resolve financial issues such as division of property, including pensions and business interests, child support and spousal support as well as parenting arrangements including guardianship, parenting plan and mobility issues (relocation of a parent).

In my work as a lawyer I handle many estate of a loved one. I recently assisted with the mediated resolution to a peace bond application and welcome the opportunity to provide mediation services in other criminal law matters, as well as civil disputes, including small claims and employment law.

Contact with a Child (Access/Custody)
  • Aboriginal Issues
  • Guardianship
  • Parenting Arrangements (Time and Education)
  • 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
  • Parent/Teen Disputes
  • Parenting Arrangements and Education
  • Step & Blended Family Mediation
  • Separation Agreements
  • Separation Memorandums of Understanding