Most obvious as a good reason to use distance mediation, compared to traditional in-person mediation, is how it eliminates the difficulties created by physical distance and other travel barriers like rain, fog and snow – all too familiar in British Columbia these days.
Sometimes, travel to mediation isn’t just difficult; distance makes it virtually impossible. For example, if you live in Tofino and your ex lives in Fort St. James, you may both find travelling to a mediator for mediation sessions simply isn’t realistic.
By using technology – be it videoconferencing with your computer, phone or text-style communications – you can “get to” the mediation without travelling. It really can close the distance between you, your ex and the mediator.
Photo: “Gulf Islands Aerial” by Susanna Jani