Family Mediation Services
At Oakhill, we put families first. As professionals, we put all of our energy into helping families find solutions that work for all parties. We believe that conflict can be healthy and that the mediation process can be a healing process. Traditional legal processes have tended to be adversarial however today there are multiple options available to families to discuss the issues at hand and make collaborative decisions.
In the mediation process, our trained and objective mediators will assist you and the other party to resolve conflict by facilitating communication, clarifying issues, and exploring solutions. Solutions are often developed faster than traditional methods of dealing with difficult issues and far less expensive than litigation or other approaches to dispute resolution. The end product is a an agreement that can be reviewed by independent legal counsel and eventually filed with the court if necessary.
We also have over 30 trained helping professionals with a minimum of a Master’s Degree in counselling, psychology or social work who have extensive experience working with families and the challenges they face in a separation process. Our goal at Oakhill is to provide a platform where all the parties can begin to heal and move forward in a positive and rejuvenated way.
Advantages of mediation at Oakhill include:
- Reduced stress
- Improved overall functioning of relationships
- Increased probability of compliance with solutions
- Learning new skills to resolve future conflict
- Saves time and money
- Improved communication between the parties
And our Lawyer-Mediator can write the separation agreement that will also save you time and money!
Other types of conflict that may benefit from this approach are:
- Workplace Issues
- Parent/Teen Issues
- Business/Consumer disputes
- Harassment Complaints
- Landlord/Tenant Dispute
If you are interested in learning more about how Oakhill can help you find solutions, click here and complete the form or call us at 604-850-3774.