With the opening of our law firm in Duncan BC, ClearWay Law now offers Family Law Mediators in BC. Our family mediator is also a family lawyer in Duncan. ClearWay Law also serves the Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, Nanaimo and Saltspring Island.
Our law firm is from Toronto, and we also have mediators there. On Vancouver Island and West Vancouver, mediators are also available. They can be booked by calling our law firm toll free 1-844-466-6529
The Duncan BC lawyer does real estate law and family law. She focuses on keeping matters out of family law court. Most people think they want to go to court, until they realize how expensive it is. Beyond the cost, a court matter can go on for many years. If the legal issue is a divorce, it is often much better to focus on getting a separation agreement signed. Mediation can be extremely helpful for moving the two parties towards getting that domestic agreement signed.
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Our Duncan BC lawyer is flexible with when she meets clients, and where she meets them. Some clients even prefer to meet at the Starbucks in Duncan Plaza (350 Trunk Rd #15-16, Duncan, BC V9L 2P2).
Her law firm location is at 103-255 Ingram St in Duncan BC. It is around a 42-minute drive from Nanaimo to her office in Duncan. Our lawyer has been doing real estate law and family law for around 20 years.
Our law office in Duncan BC also assists people in Port Alberni, Nanaimo and Tofino with their family law disputes. We also have people from Victoria BC call us for legal help.
We have put together a list of questions that our Family Law Mediators in BC often get asked. Education is important for people going through a family law matter, even if they have a family lawyer representing them.
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Q: What is an expert witness for a family law matter?
A: The goal of mediation is to keep the matter out of family court. It is still important to understand how family court works in case mediation fails. An expert witness is brought in to help the court make a decision. The witness can be brought in by either party or can also be appointed by the family law court. The expert will prepare a report and give testimony.
Q: How is evidence admissibility determined?
A: There are four important things the family court will look for in the admissibility of evidence.
- Is the person an expert?
- The absence of any exclusionary rule
- Necessity in assisting the trier of fact
The point of mediation is to keep the matter out of court. Sometimes if mediation fails, the matter can go to arbitration instead of court. The benefit of arbitration is that there is no chance of appeal, which should reduce the total cost of the family law dispute. Also, mediation and arbitration are private, whereas family law court is public. This means anyone can show up, and rulings are often made public.