WHY MEDIATE?


YOU GET TO DECIDE


Mediation allows couples to make their own decisions in relation to their children, property and finances. It provides a respectful and private solution to conflict. You have the final say in what happens to your family.

BE HEARD


You get to tell your side of the story and have constructive conversations about issues and proposed arrangements. Everyone’s perspective, needs and interests are taken into account in the process and all options are considered.

FLEXIBLE


Mediation can be held in a joint meeting, in separate rooms, by phone or video conference. It can be arranged at a time to suit you, including after hours and weekends.

HIGH SUCCESS RATE


Statistics show that mediation settles over 85% of initiated disputes.

FAST AND INEXPENSIVE


Mediation is a faster and more cost effective way of reaching agreement than going through the court process, which can be very costly both financially and emotionally.

END CONFLICT


End the emotional burden of constant conflict when dealing with your ex-partner.

COMPULSORY


In most cases under family law, parties must make a genuine attempt to resolve disputes through mediation (called family dispute resolution) before commencing proceedings in Court. In children’s matters, the Court will not hear the matter unless you have engaged in mediation and if unresolved obtained a Section 60I Certificate.

CONFIDENTIAL


The information clients’ share with the mediator is kept confidential, with some very limited exceptions (eg where there is a threat to the safety of a person). Proposals put forward during mediation cannot be referred to in court proceedings. If you try to mediate but it doesn’t work, the court will never be told why the mediation wasn’t successful.

WHAT IS MEDIATION?


Mediation is a way of helping families to reach agreements about what should happen after separation or divorce. It is an increasingly popular alternative to asking the court to make decisions about family issues. A mediator does not make a decision for the parties. The parties come to an agreement.

WHAT IS MEDIATION?


Mediation is a way of helping families to reach agreements about what should happen after separation or divorce. It is an increasingly popular alternative to asking the court to make decisions about family issues. A mediator does not make a decision for the parties. The parties come to an agreement.

HOW DOES MEDIATION WORK?


You have a no obligation telephone conversation with Stacey to determine whether mediation is the right process for your situation. 

WHAT ARE THE COSTS FOR MEDIATION?