Family Mediation in Victoria

Family Mediation is a voluntary process where the spouses work with a neutral, trained mediator, to resolve the issues between them, which relate to their marriage, cohabitation, separation or divorce. The mediator leads a structured and guided facilitation, but will make no decisions. You will be supported as you formulate your own resolution.

Kirstin Menzies is certified as a Family Law Mediator by the Law Society of British Columbia.

About Family Law Mediation

Family Law Mediation, as an alternative to going to court, will help build a better foundation, for your ongoing co-parenting relationship with your former spouse. Mediation works best when you have confidence in your ability to engage in cooperative discussions with your spouse and make compromises towards resolving your differences. However, mediation is also extremely valuable where there is conflict. Kirstin will ensure each spouse feels comfortable, safe, and heard throughout the mediation. You and your spouse can attend a mediation session alone or with your lawyers present.


Private and confidential


Efficient and effective dispute resolution

Structured and guided

Control in formulating your own resolution

Your Mediator helps by:

  • keeping communication respectful and productive;
  • gathering the relevant information and documents needed to make informed decisions; and
  • brainstorming possible solutions to arrive at agreement.

A Family Law Mediator is also a lawyer, and so:

  • understands the legal context well;
  • will help determine and frame the legal issues by providing legal information;
  • ensures all legal issues are addressed; and
  • drafts any Separation Agreement arrived at during the mediation.

Family Law Mediation is not a substitute for legal advice and representation. If not already represented, at the end of the mediation, each spouse will be referred to a lawyer for independent legal advice on the agreement, before it is finalized.

About Kirstin

Kirstin Menzies has over 15 years of experience in family law. She focuses on family law mediation and other out of court processes.


Kirstin is certified as a Family Law Mediator, and can guide you towards resolution in an efficient and structured way.

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Kirstin helps people settle family law matters on their own terms, while retaining control of the process.

Menzies Family Law in Victoria

Family Conflict ∞ Peaceful Resolution
Kirstin E. Menzies* B.Sc., J.D. is here to help.
Please contact us for further information.

Menzies Family Law acknowledges with respect and gratitude – the Lekwungen speaking peoples of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations – and also the WSÁNEĆ First Nation – on whose traditional and unceded territory we do our work. We honour our hosts, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

*Law Corporation, doing business as Menzies Family Law

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211-2840 Peatt Road
Victoria, BC V9B 3V4

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