1 Westmount Square, Suite 1001, Westmount1 Westmount Sq., QC H3Z 2P9(514) 989-1200(514) 940-0645 ccouturier@pubnix.net
Christian Couturier
Collaborative Lawyer and Certified Mediator
Evening appointments between Monday and
Thursday are available
Saturday appointments between 10 am and
2 pm are available

Conflict Resolution – Mediation – Collaborative Divorce
Collaborative Separation – Negotiation out of Court

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Me Christian Couturier
B.A., B.C.L., LL.B.
Collaborative lawyer and certified
mediator in civil, commercial
and family matters

Dear visitor:

Welcome to my web site.

I hope you will find the information you need. Please do not hesitate to contact me.

In the event that:

  • You want to proceed in family mediation to negotiate and settle the consequences of your separation.
  • You want to divorce or separate without having to go to court by using the approach of a collaborative divorce or a collaborative separation.
  • You want to mandate a mediator for the resolution of conflicts in civil or commercial mediation.
  • You are involved in a conflict or a dispute, but you want to settle amicably out of court.
  • You and your business partner(s) have disagreements, but you want a confidential negotiation and settlement process.
  • Legal proceedings have been taken, but now you want to put those aside and reach an agreement.
  • You have a judgement, but you would like to revisit it.

Mediation, collaborative divorce, collaborative separation or negotiation out of court are alternate dispute resolution (ADR) processes allowing you to negotiate out of court agreements.

Whether it be for a family, civil or commercial mediation, for a collaborative divorce or collaborative separation, or for negotiating and resolving conflicts amicably and out of court, those ADR processes allow the parties to negotiate, empower themselves in the decision making and conclude amicable agreements. They are some of the alternate ways of resolving conflicts also referred to as PARTICIPATORY JUSTICE.

The new Code of Civil Procedure (C.C.P.), which came into effect on January 1, 2016, obliges the parties to consider prevention and resolution processes before presenting their conflicts to the courts. Article 1, paragraph 3 of the C.C.P. states that the “Parties must consider private prevention and resolution processes before referring their dispute to the courts”. Therefore, the parties, be it persons, entrepreneurs or companies, must consider prevention and resolution processes, such as mediation, collaborative divorce, collaborative separation or negotiation, before going to court.

On the other hand, if you are in need of a lawyer to represent you in your legal procedures and in court in civil, commercial, family, labor, corporate or fiscal law, I have a network of lawyers to refer you to. I can also refer you to my network of notaries for notarial acts and deeds.

Please consult my FIELDS OF PRACTICE in the top menu to find out more about my practice, and my SERVICES in the top menu to know to whom they are addressed to.

For more information, do not hesitate to call me or to contact me by consulting my CONTACT US in the top menu.