ALBERNI FAMILY MEDIATION &

DIVORCE FINANCIAL ANALYST

PROVIDING BEST SOLUTIONS FOR COUPLES AND PARTNERS IN TRANSITION

EDWIN M. KNIGHT, HBA, CDFA

A mediator serves you best when they have a strong and varied background of experiences and training in: family and people dynamics, legal issues, financial issues and most of all marriage and separation life skills. Edwin Knight is a comprehensive mediator with several years of experience in mediation specializing in separation agreements and many other types of family issues.

Ed's extensive background includes:

  • Justice Institute of B.C. -trained in mediation, family law, family issues, separation & divorce, spousal and child support, and...
  • A Certified Financial Analyst trained in matters of debt and property separation including pension division, effect of taxes on division of assets, future projections of net worth, working capital, and net cash flow.
  • Legal Education -Civil & Family Law - Humber College, & Centennial College, Toronto
  • Mediation Experience
                                          - 2004-08 Knight Litigation & Mediation Services, Welland, ON
                                          -2012-2016 Alberni Family Mediation & CDFA, Port Alberni, B.C.
  • Teachers' Federation Experience: 2002 - 2007 -Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation representative, mediation and negotiation at the schools level.
  • General Education: Hon.B.A. Group Dynamics & Dramatic Arts, Windsor University, and Brock Teachers' College, St.Catharines,ON
  • Teacher for 28 years: Law, Conflict Resolution, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts, Civics..
  • Professional Director: several years in professional and community theatre, director of Theatre Now Theatre School, theatre manager, workshop leader
  • Family Life: father of 4 children, married 33 years, second marriage, mixed family of two                    marriages with a special needs child. Mediation of disputes within the family have been a good             reality check. I have learned many of my mediation skills through my wife, my children and her             children.
  • (meets the professional requirements set out B.C. Reg. 347/2012 PT 3 -4(2))
  • Family Mediation Canada, FMC member 2408
  • Divorce Financial Analyst Institute, IDFA member 101982       

Mediation will assist you in learning to minimize emotional responses and maximize communication while avoiding high legal costs = MAX REBUILDING

Why us?

COMMENTS FROM CLIENTS:

  • "I found the mediator, Edwin Knight to be like a priest, an accountant, a counselor, and a lawyer ...everything I needed in one person!"
  • "I thought this would be so much harder but you made it so much easier to get through."
  • "I thought it was all about the money. Mr. Knight helped me see that it was about building a plan for each of us to move forward without having to revisit issues for years into the future in court."
  • "We were arguing about numbers and property, debts and taxes... When Ed put all our numbers into a spreadsheet and divorce analysis program, ... our options became clear and most of the arguing dissolved."
  • "We were fighting over the house but when we had our budget analyzed into the future planning, we learned that neither one of us could afford the house and that our future was about cash flow to create a new future plan."
  • "I tried to avoid support by 50/50ing the children but Mr. Knight asked, 'When the children are older and look back, what will they see in this plan...then he showed us how no money is saved by sharing and we began to look at better contact time and sharing parent planning."