Mediation & Arbitration - MacLean Family Law Vancouver

Audra Bayer, certified mediator and arbitrator for MacLean Family Law

After you’ve made the difficult decision to separate or divorce, you may prefer to resolve your family matters without the involvement of the courts. At MacLean Law, we have several experienced BC family law mediators, Vancouver family arbitrators, and parenting coordinators. We also have top family law lawyers (Top Choice Award (2014, 2016, 2017), top rated reviews on Google, Yelp, threebestrated, who will champion your case at mediations and arbitrations to ensure you get the best result at your family law mediation or family law arbitration.

MacLean Law is at the forefront of progressive alternative dispute-resolution approaches that allow you to discretely restructure your family relationship through collaboratively negotiated private settlements, rather than working through a conventional litigation process. We take a practical, goal-oriented approach to help you find creative, constructive, cost-effective ways to resolve your family matters. Bc Family Mediation and BC Family Arbitration are viable options for our BC family law clients.

Well-suited for individuals in complex family, financial, and business circumstances, alternative dispute resolution approaches, such as family mediation and family arbitration, offer you the benefits of greater privacy, a less formal process, more control over your outcomes, improved communication, reduced negative impacts on children, more timely settlement, reduced costs, and greater opportunity to preserve your family relationships and arrive at mutually agreeable arrangements.

Examples of MacLean Law’s alternative family dispute resolution services include experienced representation and cogent arguments for our family law clients at BC family mediations and Vancouver family arbitrations, divorce coaching and consultation, acting as the family mediator at mediation, acting as the family arbitrator at family arbitration, collaborative law, communication coaching, facilitation and of course principled family law negotiation and settlement offer presentation.

Including one of MacLean Law’s highly dedicated, experienced family lawyers or mediator-paralegal right from the outset ensures that you have expert help in assessing and choosing the dispute-resolution approach most right for you. We’ll educate, guide, and support you all along the way to ensure that you fully understand your legal rights, options, and obligations and that you’re empowered to make informed decisions and take carefully considered actions that lead to your desired family outcomes.

MacLean Law has the only mediator-paralegal in British Columbia and can provide a cost effective alternative. We can mediate your parenting plan or conduct your provincial court required mediation.

Mediated parenting plans allow the parties to actively participate in the outcome and create a plan that works for their unique family situation. Mediation is assisted negotiation and it is becoming increasingly common in British Columbia as it allows people to reach a fair, timely and cost effective agreement.


Have a meaningful conversation with one of our family dispute resolution lawyers or parenting coordinators about how you can protect your child’s and your own well-being in the course of your separation or divorce.

Book a Consultation or call us at 1 877 602 9900.


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