family MEDIATION

During times of turmoil, it can be hard to have difficult conversations. Seasons Mediation recognizes the usefulness of having a neutral third party to help navigate through tough decisions with minimal suffering. While much of our mediation services focus around navigating divorce or separation, we offer a variety of other services that may help you navigate life’s relationship milestones.

 

PARENTING PLANS

Divorces involving children can be especially challenging. It can be difficult to make decisions that ensure the best interests of both parent and child. Seasons mediation assists, by helping to create a fair and reasonable agreement that protects the children, while providing a voice to all parties and minimizing emotional stress.

DIVISION OF DEBT ASSETS

Our mediators will facilitate communication to help with such issues as dividing debt accumulated during the relationship and the splitting up of assets such as the family home. By having a mediator present during this process, we help to minimize the conflict that often occurs during this part of a divorce.

PRE-COHABITATION AND
PRE-MARITAL AGREEMENTS

As mediators, we recognize that decisions regarding how to divide assets is much more difficult at the end of a relationship than at the beginning. We help mediate the conversation around pre-nuptial agreements, so that you know ahead of time what to expect in the event of divorce or death.

FAMILY BUSININESS

Many families are also business partners, which can be a great opportunity, but can complicate the development of business agreements. We mediate the development of business agreements for families to ensure your personal and professional relationships continue to run smoothly.

COUNSELLING

Whether you are still deciding if divorce is the right decision, or are struggling to come to terms with the end of a past relationship, we are here to help. Our team of counsellors will help you to understand your emotions, and take care of yourself from the inside out. Our holistic approach ensures great results in helping you realign your life, gain focus, and reach your full potential.

What are the objectives of supervised access?

To provide a safe, netural and child-focused setting for visits between a child and non-custodial parent or other family member.

 

When is supervised visitation ordered?

Supervised visitation is ordered when parents in high conflict or high risk situations.  The noncustodial parent has access to the child only when supervised by another adult.  Supervised visitation is used to protect children from potentially dangerous situations while allowing parental access and providing support for the parent child relationship.

 

We have mediators on staff to assist in the negotiation and plan for your supervised visit, they can also help with editing or creating your parenting plan.

 

Location:

We provide a safe, netural location at our office,  your home, or drop off site (park, restaurant, etc.).  Our Supervised Access Workers are experienced and meet all criteria.

 

Fees:

$40.00 /hr and an additional fee of $50.00 per report (if required).  If the Supervised Access Worker is required to come to your home mileage fees will apply.

 

GROUP SERVICES

Divorce and separation can be just as difficult on children as it is on their parents, if not worse. Kids often experience stress, depression, confusion, and anger during the process of divorce. We offer group sessions for children aged 6 - 12 and adolescents aged 13 - 18, to help children understand their emotions and work through the issues they may face during this challenging time in their lives, allowing them to feel heard.

UNDERSTANDING ANXIETY WORKSHOPS

Seasons is pleased to offer a selection of workshops to help you make sense of the growing problem of anxiety.  Each workshop will focus on understanding what anxiety is, how it develops, and will provide participants with a variety of strategies for managing symptoms related to it. 

Choose the workshop(s) best suited to your needs:

Understanding Child Anxiety

·         Adult and child (grades 1-6) components

·         Sessions are held on Saturday's. The adults attend a 2-hour workshop 9:30-11:30 am and children attend a 90-minute workshop in the afternoon 1-2:30 pm.

·         $75 for 1 adult and 1 child participant.  Extra children or adults $25 each.

Understanding Teen Anxiety

·         Adult and teen (grades 7-12) components

·         Sessions are held on Saturday's, adults attend a 2-hour workshop (9:30-11:30 am) and teens attend a 90-minute workshop in the afternoon (1-2:30 pm). 

·         $75 for 1 adult and 1 teen participant.  Extra teens or adults $25 each.

Understanding Adult Anxiety

·         Adults only

·         Saturday's (9:30-11:30 am)

·         $60 per person or $100 per couple

Seasons is pleased to offer a 4-week workshop that focuses on the concerns of Blending Families.  Each 2-hour session will focus on different challenges facing many families today.

 

BLENDING A FAMILY

Seasons is pleased to offer a 4-week workshop that focuses on the concerns of Blending Families.  Each 2-hour session will focus on different challenges facing many families today.

(Saturday, 9:30-11:30 am)

Focuses on creating adjustment periods and establishing clear and realistic goals for communication.

Partnering and Parenting

(Saturday, 9:30-11:30 am)

Focus is on building and maintaining respectful relationships with children and with partners, and on finding areas of commonality to foster connection.

Ex’s and Experts

(Saturday,  9:30-11:30 am)

Discusses the issue of parental alienation, and provides a guideline for when and how to connect to professional resources within the community.

Building a Family

(Saturday, 9:30-11:30 am)

Explores the idea of collaboratively establishing a family identify and narrative to ensure that each member of the family feels at home in their home. 

Cost is $100 per person or $175 per couple – this includes 8 hours of information, tools, and strategies that will help you and your partner to facilitate a more positive blending experience for the entire family.  

OTHER SERVICES

When considering divorce or separation, it is easy to feel lost or overwhelmed. We are here to help you seek out everything you need to move forward, so that you can focus on taking care of yourself. From Realtors and mortgage brokers to lawyers and financial advisors, we can guide you towards the professional services you may require.

Mediation Counselling Package

FINANCIAL BASIC

  • 10 Hours of Mediation
  • 2 Hours of Counselling for Adult
  • 1 Hour meeting with Financial Planner

$1, 995.00

FINANCIAL COMPREHENSIVE

  • 13 Hours of mediation
  • 4 Hours of counselling
  • 1 Hour meeting with Financial Planner
  • 1 Hour meeting with Divorce Accountant
  • Home assessment completed with Fraser Valley Appraisal meeting with Mortage Broker
  • Meeting with realtor team

$3,660.00