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Robert B. Finlay
M.A. (Psychology), R.C.C., Registered Family Therapist
Family Law Mediator, Parenting Coordinator
Coast Fraser, 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
Finlay Counselling and Mediation Services Ltd.
202 - 26 Fourth St.
New Westminster, BC
V3L 5M4

1525 West 8th
2nd Floor
Vancouver, BC

Office: (604) 780-7945

Family Roster Mediation Details
I have worked with disabled as well as ethnic minorities. Mediation, custody and access evaluations, Views of the Child reports, and other court reports offered as services.

I mediate Child Estrangement and Parental Alienation Cases.

I have mediated over 600 Family Relations Act files and over 500 Child Protection files. I have served as a Parenting Coordinator since the BC Roster began in 2008.

$300 - $350 / hour

$300.00 per hour + GST for face to face meetings, telephone consultation, document review and reports.

I am qualified as a LSS mediator and welcome Legal Aid mediation referrals.

Travel charges will apply if applicable. Please note that if meetings are held at Westminster Law, a room rental charge will be applied.

5 business days' notice or full fees


I provide mediation based on the Justice Institute model, solution focused therapy and family systems therapy. These philosophies and principles enable me to uncover what is at the heart of the conflict and how the conflict fits within the context of the family and community. This understanding helps the participants to reframe their perceptions and move quickly towards practical solutions.

Addtional Email:

Aboriginal Family Law Issues
  • Aboriginal Family Law Issues
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)
  • Aboriginal Issues
  • 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
Financial & Property
  • Child Support & Maintenance
  • Division of Assets and Liabilities
  • 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 Memorandums of Understanding
  • Sexual Orientation

  • Aboriginal: Self-identified
  • African (Sub Saharan)
  • Afro-American/Canadian
  • Asian
  • Cantonese
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Columbian
  • Filipino
  • First Nations Peoples, Agencies and Communities
  • French Canadian
  • Hindu
  • Hungarian
  • Indo-Canadian
  • Iranian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Mandarin
  • Pakistani
  • Punjabi
  • Same Sex/Gender
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese
  • Vietnamese