Serving the West Kootenays since 1993


We are a law firm specializing in family law, including wills and estates.

Find peace of mind at Resolution Place – get legal advice.

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We will show you how to make peace, not war.

Mediation and Arbitration

Family Law

Conflict is a fact of life. Studies show conflict is necessary for evolution and growth. It is not about whether there will be conflict in your life – it’s all about how to resolve the inevitable conflict that arises. At Resolution Place we specialize in conflict resolution.

At Resolution Place we offer mediation services for all types of situations that may arise in your family, your neighbourhood or your workplace.

Susan Kurtz of Resolution Place in Nelson BC is qualified as an Arbitrator under the Arbitration Act of BC . Arbitration gives you a binding result that is fast, fair and final, in addition to being private.

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Collaborative Practice

A Team Approach to Conflict Resolution

Do you want to learn how to consciously uncouple? Collaborative Practice is a respectful and compassionate team approach to family conflict resolution. Most of our clients save up to 90% of the legal fees they would incur using the traditional court process. Resolution Place has been offering the Collaborative Practice team method to separation and divorce since 2002.

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Start a lawsuit.  Defend a lawsuit

Sometimes, but rarely, the courtroom is the best place to resolve your family law issues.

You might get dragged into a courtroom fight against your wishes.

If you find yourself a party to a court proceeding, you need to find solid, competent, experienced family law legal counsel to assist you.

At Resolution Place, we offer more than 25 years successful ligation experience in all levels of court in the Province, including the Provincial Court, the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Court of Appeal of British Columbia.

And just because court proceedings have commenced does not mean you cannot still reach an acceptable resolution through mediation, arbitration or collaborative practice.

Reduce your stress. Save money. Come to Resolution Place to discuss your options.

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Wills and Estates

Why do you need a will?

Because life bites and the unexpected happens.

Because life is unfair and none of us will get out of it alive.

If you do not appoint a guardian for your children in your will, the court will appoint a guardian after your death.

Give your family the gift of peace of mind. Do not leave them guessing after you are gone.

Protect your wealth from unnecessary taxes through estate planning.

We offer a full range of services around wills including

  • Estate planning
  • Will drafting
  • Power of Attorney
  • Representation Agreements
  • Variation Applications to vary a will after the will maker’s death
  • Probate
  • Administration of Estates

Death in the family? We can help.

Find peace of mind at Resolution Place.

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Susan Kurtz

Family Law Specialist

Barrister & Solicitor

Certified Mediator

Collaborative Lawyer

Family Law Arbitrator

Notary Public

Full Range of Family Law Services offered to the residents of the West Kootenay including Trail BC, Castlegar BC and Grand Forks BC.

  • Adoptions
  • Arbitration
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Litigation
  • Marriage Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Mediation/Arbitration
  • Negotiated Settlements
  • No Court Divorce
  • Notary Public
  • Separation Agreements
  • Wills & Estates

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Contact us to make an appointment for your initial consultation with Susan Kurtz, an experienced lawyer at Resolution Place.