WHAT IS MEDIATION

Mediation is a process of dispute resolution that encourages all parties to identify their issues, develop various settlement options, and negotiate an acceptable resolution.  It involves the assistance of an impartial person – the mediator – to facilitate the process.

It is usually better to resolve dispute through mediation rather than through litigation or arbitration. Mediation is suitable for all disputes regardless of their complexity or the number of parties involved.

I take a holistic approach in assisting clients look at issues from different perspectives and understand how their underlying values, beliefs, fear can affect their negotiation in achieving positive outcomes.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?

  • Cost effective
  • Time efficient
  • Voluntary
  • Informal
  • Create your own solutions
  • Maintain the power to decide
  • Private and confidential
  • Mutually satisfactory outcomes
  • Workable decisions
  • High rate of compliance from all participants
 

WHAT IS FAMILY DISPUTE RESOLUTION (FDR)?

The family law system encourages separated or divorced parents to attend family dispute resolution (FDR), and make a ‘genuine effort’ to resolve their disputes in relation to their children and parenting matters before resorting to the courtroom.

Grandparents, aunts, uncles and other important adults in the lives of children can also use family dispute resolution to come to an agreement about these sorts of disputes.

I am an accredited and registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) with the Attorney General. I am impartial and even-handed when facilitating the mediation process. I do not control the content that is discussed. Everything discussed is confidential and cannot be used in court, however confidentiality is subject to the limitations of the law.

WHAT MEDIATION SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE?

I can assist separated couples to sort out their disputes about:

  • Children and parenting
  • Division of Property
  • Visiting access

During the mediation process, I assist the concerned parties to:

  • Communicate with each other respectfully
  • Identify issues which need to be resolved
  • Share of relevant information
  • Explore ideas and generate options
  • Reality test possible solutions
  • Put decisions and agreements in writing

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

I am authorised to issue Section 60I Certificate. This certificate is required before you can apply to go to court about parenting matters. It will prove to the court that you have attempted mediation but it was not successful or it is not suitable in your case.

For further enquiry, please call me.