Not only do we often suggest mediation to the clients we represent, but Emerald Chhina, one of the partner lawyers here at Chhina Das LLP, is an accredited mediator herself. If you're in the Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley and in need of mediation services, then we can help.
Mediation is a useful tool to resolve cases outside of a courtroom setting. As mediators and counsel for clients who desire mediation, we believe that the process of a facilitated discussion between spouses, led by an experienced mediator, provides a prompt, inexpensive, and procedurally simple option to settle family law issues. We believe in mediation and recommend it to our clients.
What is mediation?
It's a form of negotiation where a neutral mediator aims to guide both sides to a fair and reasonable agreement. They help to decide on property division, parenting time and child support, spousal support, and more. It's much more efficient than litigating in court, where cases can take months and cost a whole lot more.
The role of a mediator
By rule, a mediator cannot take sides, nor can they decide anything for you. Their objective is to lay out the most likely outcome if the matters were brought to court. A mediator will never make a ruling; it's up to both parties to come to terms.
Does your lawyer need to be present at a mediation?
No, but it is highly recommended that you do have your lawyer present. Your lawyer will already be familiar with the mediation process, so it's probable that you'll come to a better agreement with them there.
NEED A MEDIATOR?
Mediation is one of our core offerings at Chhina Das LLP. Please give us a call or send us an email to get started.