Family Mediation Service

We provide mediation to families: Pre-Separation Mediation, Post-Separation Mediation otherwise known as Family Dispute Resolution (FDR), and Family Mediation.

We pride ourselves on our professionalism and offer a personalised service to meet your individual needs.

We are an inclusive service which is reflected in our costs which are a fixed rate and offer a concession rate to health care card holders.

There is no waiting period. 

Pre-Separation Mediation

If you are a couple that may be considering separation then Pre-Separation Mediation gives you the opportunity to make new agreements about what each of you needs to separate respectfully. It is not counselling but rather a short-term, future-focused process that gives you a structured plan that you have developed together. 

Examples of agreements that can emerge from the pre-separation mediation can include:

  • rules around acceptable communication
  • how to protect the children and what to tell them
  • interim financial agreements
  • who sleeps where - for now and for how long?
  • decisions about when and if to get legal advice.

Everything is mutually agreed and  understood by both parties so no one person feels the other is doing something without their knowledge or consent.

 

Family Dispute Resolution

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is used as a means for separated or divorced couples to develop Parenting Plans in an environment of co-operation, without having to resort to expensive, time consuming and daunting legal action.

Family Dispute Resolution is an alternative to legal services or going to court, and the agreements reached can be as legally binding.

Post separation parenting plans made through family dispute resolution is often less acrimonious and litigious than couples that separate less kindly. 

Importantly, this means better outcomes for the children.

Family Mediation

Family Mediation is a voluntary process and assists in resolving conflict between family members including extended family.

Our accredited family mediator acts as a neutral 3rd party, who will help you to identify and work through issues in a respectful and safe environment.

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