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Family lawyers prefer mediation, collaborative processes: study

Friday, April 06, 2018 @ 12:33 PM | By Amanda Jerome

A recent survey of family lawyers in Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia and British Columbia found that the majority prefer to resolve family law disputes with collaborative settlement processes rather than through costly litigation.

The survey results appear in a report titled “An Evaluation of the Cost of Family Law Disputes: Measuring the Cost Implication of Various Dispute Resolution Methods” released by the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family (CRILF) and the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ).

According to the survey, conducted on 166...