Linda C. Bonnell

  • Office: 604-318-5312

Family Roster Mediator Details

I believe that families can successfully navigate the transitions involved in separation, both emotionally and financially, with the assistance of a skilled family law mediator. I am a Certified Comprehensive Family Mediator (Family Mediation Canada) which acknowledges the specialized training required to assist families with their property and asset division, in addition to all the planning required for parenting their children from two homes. Spousal support and property and debt division requires particular skill and attention. My mediation practice allows families to dramatically reduce their legal fees since we accomplish the bulk of the separation work in our sessions. I encourage my clients to obtain legal advice from their lawyers at various times throughout the mediation process.

I obtained a Certificate in Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Negotiation from the Justice Institute of BC in 1998. I have also completed specialized studies in parent-teen mediation, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health issues, and high conflict divorce. I am the coauthor of the mediation course “Mediating the Financial Aspects of Separation and Divorce” and am on faculty at the Justice Institute of BC. I coauthored the parent education program “ Finances After Separation” that addresses the financial aspects of separation. I managed the Family Mediation Practicum Program with Mediate BC from 2007-2011 and have mentored new family mediators since 2005. I am a Past President and was on the Board of Directors of Family Mediation Canada from 2006 to 2013 and I am currently FMC's Family Mediation Certification Registrar. I am a child protection mediator. I also work with high conflict families as a Parent Coordinator.

I am familiar with the court related options available to families in both Provincial and Supreme Court. Prior to becoming a family mediator I had a 19 year nursing career (BScN) working with sick children and their families, in crisis, in Children’s Hospitals across Canada. My strength is in my ability to work well with people.
  • Elder Mediation
  • General Family Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Separation & Divorce
  • $250 - $250
    Greater Vancouver, Southern Vancouver Island
    This fee is shared between the clients.