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Family Mediation is Affordable

Posted by Heverton.Oliveira

The Mediate BC Mediator Survey 2014 showed just how much more affordable family mediation can be on average when compared to litigation.

The survey found that average total mediation fees were less than $2,000 ($1,784 to be precise).  Since parties usually share this total cost, the average cost to each party to a mediation would be less than $1,000.

The 2014 Canadian Lawyer magazine fee survey found that the average total legal fees for a family court case up to and including a two-day trial were $14,500 per party (or $29,000  total).

While not all court cases will end up in a two-day trial and mediation time can vary by the number and complexity of the issues, the difference is significant.  Mediation can be a much more affordable option for families.



Mediate BC is hosting a panel discussion with family mediators in Surrey on February 17, 2015 and our family mediators are in Provincial Courthouses across the province providing information about family mediation to those engaged in the process of separation and divorce.

Today, family mediators are providing information in Provincial Courthouses in:

  • Kamloops (455 Columbia St., 9:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Salmon Arm (550 - 2nd Ave., 9:00am - 12:00pm)

For a full listing of information table locations, dates and times, please click here.

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