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Family Mediation Services

Avoid the courtroom. Save your time, money, and relationships

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You don't need to live in an urban area to receive big-city representation. If a Virk Law lawyer is not currently practicing in your municipality, then we'll bring your legal solutions directly to you.

No judge, no courtroom

Enlist the services of a mediator and keep your Family’s future in your hands and leave the judge and the courtroom out of it.oom out of it.

Transparent, Ethical Billing

Using a Virk Law Family Lawyer for collaborative divorce ensures you save money on hefty legal fees and never step foot in a courtroom.

90 Min Mediation Consultation

A lawyer and professional mediator will sit down with you and your partner and answer any questions you may have. Consultations may differ by couple.

Is Mediation the best option for you and your family?

Mediation is a voluntary method of resolving family disputes where a mediator – a trained third party – helps a couple address their issues. When you work with Virk Law, one of our trained mediators will meet with you and your partner, and together you will explore potential solutions to your disputes in a collaborative environment. In our experiences, it’s possible that you and your partner can agree to terms without going to court. Mediation is often less expensive than a traditional divorce, as the cost of one mediator is usually less than both spouses paying for a lawyer.

A Mediator will not take sides and will not try and affect your reconciliation by imposing solutions. Instead, a mediator assists with options for resolution and will explore the needs of everyone involved by identifying issues.

Is Mediation right for you? To find out, we have compiled a comprehensive questionnaire to help you make the right decision for you and your family.

Consider Mediation

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If you’re having difficulty reaching an agreement but want to consider alternatives before asking the court for help
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If you want more control over the process – any agreement will be made by you and your spouse and not imposed by a judge
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If you’re capable of resolving your disagreements fairly on your own without a judge or arbitrator
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If you want to stay out of the courtroom
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If you trust your spouse to buy into the mediation process and work towards everyone’s best interest
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If you’re willing to work towards understanding and accepting the viewpoints of your spouse and children
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If you’re looking for a quick, cost-effective separation option

Consider Other Options

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If you’re looking to get divorced immedietly, as your agreements still must be reviewed and submitted by a lawyer
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If you feel that your spouse will not buy into the mediation process
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If there is little evidence to suggest that an amicable agreement can be reached
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If you have any reason to doubt your spouse’s trust, honesty, and integrity
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If you’re in an abusive relationship and are separating due to domestic violence
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If the possibility that an inability to reach an agreement will likely result in a court appearance makes you feel uncomfortable

Virk Law Mediation Consultation Itinerary

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Step 1: What is Mediation?

The first step is establishing that we are not acting as your attorney – we can’t emphasize this enough. As your mediators, we will introduce you to principles of neutrality, self-determination, and confidentiality policies inside and outside of the mediation process.
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Step 2: Is Mediation Right For Me?

Mediation is a quick, effective, and inexpensive way for two parties to talk about their disagreements in a collaborative environment; however, it is not for everyone. Our trained mediators will examine your unique situation and determine whether mediation is right for you.
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Step 3: Introduction to Your Issues

The mediator will ask you a series of questions like why are you considering mediation? Are children a part of the discussion?
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Step 4: You Explain Your Side

You will have the opportunity to explain your side of the disagreement to a neutral, third-party mediator.
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Step 5: Your Partner Explains Their Side

Your partner will have the opportunity to explain their side of the disagreement to a neutral, third-party mediator.
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Step 6: Key Disagreements are Identified

High-level issues will be explored. For example, in a divorce mediation, the clients will make decisions about alimony, property division, and If they have children, decisions on custody, parenting, and child support.
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Step 7: Issues are Discussed

Issues will be discussed, and a road map towards coming to an amicable agreement will be established.
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Step 8: A Mediation Agreement is Drafted

Fees and payment policies will be discussed. If you agree to sign an mediation agreement, future appointments will be booked to ensure your matter is settled as soon as possible

Testimonials

Our Lawyers on the benefits of Mediation

“Mediation can work even when there is a high level of conflict as long as both parties are committed to engaging the process in good faith. In Family matters, mediation provides a process that is can consider children’s needs and interest. It can help reduce the emotional and psychological impact on all family members during separation, which can in many cases lead to more effective and long-lasting settlement.”

Nav Virk

“Having the ability to resolve a family law matter with the assistance of a mediator can help create a resolution that is just, fair and reasonable. Mediation is a voluntary process in which the mediator helps the parties make decisions which are informed and in the best interests of parties. Mediation will typically be more cost effective and quicker than litigation in court.”

Rob Virk

“Mediation is a great option for couples who are willing to compromise and dedicate themselves to finding solutions that consider the well-being of everyone involved – especially children.”

Gary Gill

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