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Divorce Act Changes

May 23, 2018 By Janko Predovic

Proposed Changes to Canada’s Divorce Act in Bill C-78 By Jenny Woodruff, Collaborative Lawyer On May 22, 2018, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced that the Liberals had just introduced Bill C-78 in the House of Commons, which proposes substantial changes to Canada’s Divorce Act. Many of the changes echo language and concepts found in BC’s…

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We are MOVING!

April 02, 2018 By Janko Predovic

Predovic Family Law & Mediation is joining forces with Derpak White Spencer LLP. Effectively immediately, we are moving offices back to Vancouver and will be located at the corner of Broadway and Burrard Street. Derpak White Spencer LLP has been in business in Vancouver since 1963 and is comprised of two experienced and results-oriented lawyers,…

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$500,000 to Lawyers

January 10, 2018 By Janko Predovic

‘Worst kind of custody dispute’ ends with $500,000 in lawyer fees after a 36-day trial… Good grief! A Judge in Ontario said in a recent judgment: “We are both reasonable people and I really think we can work this out without spending 40 to 50 thousand dollars a piece in lawyer fees only to have…

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At the Negotiating Table

October 14, 2016 By Janko Predovic

5 Tips to Manage at the Negotiating Table Your behavior, how you conduct yourself at the negotiating table can work for you or against you. Remember, this is a negotiating table, not a court of law or arbitrator’s office. In negotiating, there is little to prove and all to negotiate. Negotiation is about how to…

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Stages of Mediation

October 14, 2016 By Janko Predovic

Getting Through the 6 Stages of Mediation Mediation is not a single event, not a one-time meeting where magically issues are resolved. No. Mediation is a process that occurs with very predictable steps. Understanding these steps to the process can help you manage through the process. Separated parents entering mediation may meet greater success understanding…

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