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An Evaluation of the Cost of Family Law Disputes: Measuring the Cost Implication of Various Dispute Resolution Methods

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family (CRILF), in partnership with the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ) have published a new report on the cost implications of four dispute resolution methods used to resolve family law disputes in Canada: collaborative settlement processes, mediation, arbitration and litigation.

The study uses findings from a lawyers’ survey, and applies a modified Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis approach to assess the costs, benefits, suitability, limitations and lawyers’ preferences for resolving different types of family law disputes using these processes.

Read “An Evaluation of the Cost of Family Law Disputes: Measuring the Cost Implication of Various Dispute Resolution Methods” on the CFCJ website here http://www.cfcj-fcjc.org/sites/default/files//docs/Cost-Implication-of-Family-Law-Disputes.pdf and on the CRILF website at <http://www.crilf.ca/publications.htm>