At Soby Boyden Lenz LLP we are committed to helping our clients choose the most suitable dispute resolution process for them. Many of our clients choose mediation as an option, and our lawyers are experienced in helping them be most effective by providing legal advice and coaching and attending mediation sessions with them when appropriate.
A mediator is a neutral facilitator whose role is to assist parties to negotiate a voluntary agreement. The mediator helps the parties to:
Parties can decide if they would rather complete mediation on their own or hire a lawyer to assist in the mediation, this is often referred to as “lawyer assisted mediation.”
If you have a child under 18 years of age and either you or the other party earns less than $40,000 per year, mediation services are available to you at no cost. Information regarding this program is available on the Alberta Provincial Court Webpage at: www.albertacourts.ab.ca
Many times parties will hire a private mediator. John C. Soby, Q.C. is an experienced family mediator who also provides mediation services for non-clients.
In order for mediation to be effective:
A mediator does not:
Examples of Mediation:
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