Douglas S. Fenton

  • Douglas S. Fenton Mediation Services
    61 - 3054 Trafalgar Street
    Abbotsford, Fraser Valley
    V2S 7X6

  • Office: 604-910-7922
    Cell: 604-910-7922
  • LL.B.

Family Roster Mediator Details

I am a dual citizen (Canadian/US) and qualified to mediate in Washington State as well as in BC. I am prepared to mediate cross-border family law issues.
I am a retired member of the Law Society of BC. During my law practice years, I became increasingly frustrated with the delay and expense involved in litigation. Where possible, I strove to assist clients to resolve their issues through negotiation and creative problem solving short of litigation. I feel even more strongly about this today and wholeheartedly embrace the concept of mediation. I am trained in interest-based mediation; however, my experience has taught me that a more directive approach is sometimes effective. I am comfortable with both methods and, in consultation with the parties, will employ a format that will best suit their needs and wishes.

I am also a certified mediator-practitioner in Whatcom and Skagitt Counties, WA, USA and am prepared to mediate in Washington State.
  • Elder Mediation
  • Family Business
  • Financial Issues
  • General Family Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Separation & Divorce
  • $200 - $200
    British Columbia, Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, Washington State
    This rate is negotiable between $175.00 - $225.00/hour, plus expenses, based on complexity, number of parties and location. I charge $100.00/hour for travel outside the lower mainland of BC (Vancouver-Hope) and Whatcom County, WA. There is no charge for travel within those areas.
    For mediations canceled more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled session, only time and expenses accrued prior to the cancellation will be charged. If cancellation occurs less than 48 hours before the scheduled session, an additional 2 hours at the agreed hourly rate will be charged to the party responsible for the cancellation.