Bluewater Mediation Blog

Mediator’s Brief – Issue 1, February 2017

Malcolm Bennett is pleased to author a newsletter regarding family law and alternative dispute resolution, The Mediator’s Brief.  This issue highlights Private Case Management for Mediation and Arbitration and features an article by Louise Vandenbosch titled “Teaching Your Clients How to Make A BIFF® Response”. … [Read More...]

Visitation Rights for Grandparents Finally Enshrined in Legislation

On December 8, 2016 Bill 34, An Act to Amend the Children’s Law Reform Act with respect to the relationship between a child and the child’s grandparents received Royal assent. This means that the grandparent’s rights to visit with their grandchildren is now recognized in the legislation. Subsection 21(1) of the Act which sets out who may apply to a court for a child custody or access order is amended to make specific reference to grandparents. Furthermore sub-clause 24(2)(a)(i) of the Act is … [Read More...]

Co-Parenting – A New Approach

A mother and stepmother who co-parent together are hoping to inspire other blended families to move past disagreements and create conflict-free spaces for their children. Read the full article published on CBC News on December 12, 2016, here. … [Read More...]