A mom learns about free professional mediation though the online Family Resolution Centre.
If you need help to work out your parenting arrangements, you can get help from:
An online service from MyLawBC where a professional mediator can help parents work out parenting and child support arrangements that are in the best interest of their children, at no cost to them.
Panel 1: Liam is running to play with other kids. His mom is talking to her friend.
Mom: Cameron and I got in another fight on the phone last night.
Friend: About Liam again?
Panel 2: Liam's mom is looking sad.
Mom: Yeah - where Liam's going to spend the summer now that we've split up.
Panel 3: Friend looking sympathetic.
Friend: That's tough. Me and my ex had to decide where the kids live.
Panel 4: Liam's mom sitting on a bench, looking down.
Mom: Every time we try to talk it turns into a fight. I'm afraid we'll end up in court and I can't afford it.
Panel 5: Liam's mom and her friend both on the bench, watching Liam play with the friend's kids.
Friend: We used a mediator. If we hadn't, I think we'd have ended up in court. They helped us figure out what was best for our kids.
Panel 6: Liam's mom and her friend talking.
Mom: A mediator? Was it expensive?
Friend: Free! MyLawBC offers a free professional mediator to help parents. It's part of Legal Aid BC.
Panel 7: Mom smiling at her friend, who is holding his daughter.
Mom: Sounds fantastic!
Friend: It was! You do it online or over the phone. Your mediator helps you talk to your ex.
Panel 8: Liam playing, his mom and her friend talking.
Friend: And you get a parenting plan at the end that both of you can sign.
Mom: Now all I have to do is keep Liam out of trouble this summer!