Sealy Cornish Coulthard
200-56 Portland Street
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1H2
Doug has practiced family law in Dartmouth since 1983. He employs a full range of dispute resolution techniques including litigation where necessary (in Courts throughout Nova Scotia and also in Newfoundland and in New Brunswick).
His preference is client-centered resolution and he has training and significant practice in interest-based negotiation, mediation, arbitration and collaborative family law. He has assisted in the development of these techniques in the province and nationally and is past president of Family Mediation Nova Scotia, Family Mediation Canada and the Association of CFL Lawyers of Nova Scotia.
The Participation Agreement includes a commitment not to begin a court proceeding.
Collaborative family law respects relationships.
Collaborative family law safeguards participants’ privacy, because proceedings are not public record.
Collaborative family law gives participants control over the pace of their process.