Project Description

Modern Separation Solutions

Complimentary Consultation

Our 7 Steps to Separation Package brings together Lori Frank, a Family Law Mediator, to assist you in creating a parenting plan that is in the best interests of your children and Bettina Plendl, a Financial Divorce Strategist, so you can get the accurate and qualified advice you need to make informed and objective decisions about your division of finances.

Schedule a complimentary 30-minute consultation call with Lori. The purpose of this call is to answer questions that both of you may have about the process and for you to get a feel for whether our service will be a good fit for your family.

Book your complimentary consultation

7 Steps to Separation

After our phone calls we can get started with the separation mediation process. We will send you some forms to fill in that include the terms of our service, consent to share information and an intake questionnaire. We know, no one likes paperwork, but we’ve streamlined this process as much as possible for you.
We will request a retainer of $750 from each party. The retainer is, of course, applied to your final invoice.
Lori will schedule individual meetings with each of you to gain a more in-depth understanding of your specific situation in regard to your Parenting Plan. Lori will help you to define the issues, provide you with relevant information and get you thinking about potential outcomes.
Bettina will work with each of you on the financial aspects of your separation. Bettina assists you to take both a short and long term look at your financial goals and provide you with fair and objective options on how best to move toward them in your financial separation.
After your individual meetings with Lori and Bettina we will schedule a joint session where we will begin to work through your Parenting Plan and your Division of Finances. We typically schedule two sessions to work through everything. Joint sessions can be held in-person or online.
Following your joint sessions, we will create a detailed document of any agreements you have come to. You will have the opportunity to review the document and make suggested changes. When everything looks good you will receive your final copy.
Within 6 to 12 months of your initial mediation we will offer you a one-hour joint follow up session to see how everything is going and determine if your agreement needs any adjustments. It can be particularly helpful to review your agreements before you file your divorce paperwork.

7 Steps to Separation is an all-inclusive package.

The cost is $1750 + GST per person.
This flat fee gives you the peace of mind of knowing exactly how much your final invoice will be.

*This all-inclusive package may not suit your specific situation.
We will discuss your needs and work with you to determine if a customized process will be more beneficial and, if so, what the fee structure would be.

Pay as You Go

You may not need everything that is included in our 7 Steps to Separation Package. In that case, Lori would work with you on at hourly rate. In our complimentary call we can discuss what would work best for your particular needs.

Hourly Rate


Additional Services

Interviews with Children – There are times when it is very valuable to include the voice of your children so that you can take their hopes into consideration when making decisions. Interviews with your children is an additional service not included in the all-inclusive package.

Not located in Victoria?

No problem. I can arrange to mediate in your Vancouver Island or Gulf Island community.