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Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure

Oct 19 2017

One important thing that parties in mediation need to agree to is full disclosure. It’s one of the most important things about…

Shared Vision and Values

Shared Vision and Values

Oct 04 2017

In my work with family business, there are so many different things we work through with families who are at various stages…

But what’s fair?

But what’s fair?

Sep 12 2017

The NSM Mediation process for Separation and Divorce clients begins with private one-on-one meetings with the parties separately. In them, virtually every…

What’s fair is fair

What’s fair is fair

Aug 04 2017

I talked to a client earlier this year who didn’t know very much about family law. He was getting separated from his…

The Balance of Power(s)

The Balance of Power(s)

Jul 12 2017

One important factor in a successful mediation is the balance of power. Any time I move toward mediation with clients, we cover…

Our Mediation: more than just Divorce & Separation

Our Mediation: more than just Divorce & Separation

Jul 06 2017

I work out with some good buddies. I once asked them if they had questions about mediation. They know a bit about…

Reflecting on Diversity and Mediation

Reflecting on Diversity and Mediation

Jun 22 2017

I recently spoke on a panel at the BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute’s annual Symposium. It was a good panel, and we…

How long will our Separation Mediation take?

How long will our Separation Mediation take?

May 25 2017

People often ask me how long it will take to do the mediation process. This is a great question and actually one…

A #DIYFail in Separation Mediation: see what it cost this couple

A #DIYFail in Separation Mediation: see what it cost this couple

Apr 27 2017

  Do-It-Yourself. I’m a big fan of the common use of the term: I work on our home to make it the…

Mediator neutrality, and the two areas where I cannot remain neutral

Mediator neutrality, and the two areas where I cannot remain neutral

Mar 02 2017

Another important aspect of the mediation process is the neutrality of the mediator. In mediation, your mediator will not pick sides, or…