Whether you are creating a new committed relationship, separating, or changing the details of your existing arrangements, I can help you respectfully and quickly resolve the issues.
I help families across British Columbia work through disagreements in a way that minimizes stress and protects your savings. I 'paper' your decisions with a legal written agreement that you can rely on.
My business is structured on the premise that people deserve access to healthy and efficient problem-solving for legal, financial, parenting and communication issues.
FOCUSED RESOLUTION. So you can move on with your life.
Hi, I'm Christina Vinters! I'm an accredited Family Law Mediator and "ex" Divorce Lawyer.
I believe that people deserve a way to peacefully handle family transitions so that they can continue their lives in a functional way.
Through my years of work as a Divorce Lawyer and Family Law Mediator, I have extensive experience helping clients with most types of family situations, both preventing problems and resolving disagreements. I have had the privilege of serving clients who required assistance structuring the division of net worth in the tens of millions of dollars as well as clients for whom the sole focus was coordinating the healthy co-parenting of their children.
I now focus my time and energy as a Family Law Mediator helping families with the de-escalation of conflict, and the creation and documentation of new family arrangements. I help people resolve a wide range of family issues without court intervention, and formalize their decisions with a written agreement.
HERE'S WHAT CLIENTS SAY ABOUT MY APPROACH:
University of Toronto - Honours Bachelor of Arts
University of Victoria - Juris Doctor (Law Degree)
University of Victoria - Horne Coupar Family Law Prize
Law Society of British Columbia Member - Non-Practicing Lawyer
Law Society of British Columbia - Accredited Family Law Mediator
Hundreds of hours of additional training in family law, family mediation, online mediation, collaborative dispute resolution, negotiation, conflict and stress management, conflict and personality disorders, and more.
I HAVE PUBLISHED A BOOK ON AMICABLE DISPUTE RESOLUTION.
It was important to me to find a way to help people easily obtain the information that they need to work towards a healthy and efficient separation. I wrote Pathways to Amicable Divorce as an easy-to-read guide to separation full of strategies for resolving issues without ending up in family court.
"... Start here! ...This book is a master resource for those who want to consider out-of-court options, including a list of province by province and state by state online resources... She has really done her research and the reader will benefit from how well she has organized and simplified tons of information, written in a very accessible way."
- Bill Eddy, family lawyer, mediator, therapist, and international speaker. Author of The Future of Family Court and BIFF: Quick Responses to High Conflict People. Developer of the New Ways for Families method for separating and divorcing parents: www.NewWays4Families.com
"By addressing the early stages of the divorce process in such a compelling and thorough manner, Christina Vinters has made a substantial contribution to the health and welfare of the divorcing population, especially the children."
- Dr. Susan Gamache, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist, Marriage & Family Therapist
"This book is a powerful resource for anyone in a range of scenarios, from contemplating separating from their spouse, through the throes of divorce, worried about the impact of divorce on their child, or even just trying to figure out how to offer counsel to a friend in need..."
- Professor Gillian Calder, LL.M., Family Law Professor & Associate Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria
"No reasonable person could wish to have the misery of a litigated divorce. This book clearly and succinctly guides readers towards an amicable divorce. It's full of insightful tips to help them start out on the right path..."
- J. Mark Weiss, J.D., Attorney, Mediator, & International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Board Member
The book's publication was highlighted in the Morning Star newspaper.
Available at: Bookland in Vernon, BC, Amazon.ca, and the Okanagan Regional Library.
Private & Confidential Initial Consultation for each participant
Joint Meeting (s)