Separation Mediation

The first few weeks and months after separation is one of the most stressful and overwhelming times of your life. You may not want to make long-term decisions at this time but there are still decisions to be made.

Our separation mediation is designed to:
  • Support you with the early challenges
  • Provide you with information and referrals
  • Assist you and your ex-partner to put interim arrangements in place.
EXAMPLES OF ISSUES

Separation Mediation can deal with any issue that arises post separation however some of the common issues include:

  • Ways to communicate to make arrangements and decisions
  • Transitional living arrangements
  • Living separated but under the same roof
  • Decisions relating to finances, expenses, joint bank accounts and property
  • What to tell the children and how
  • Supporting the children and their routines
  • Agreeing the next steps to resolution

BENEFITS TO YOU

The early stages of separation are the most overwhelming. To prevent miscommunication and conflict and to reduce stress it is highly beneficial to have an interim agreement with your ex-partner as it relates to the children and finances. How you navigate the early days will often dictate how quickly you can move to resolution and avoid unnecessary financial and emotional costs.

BENEFITS TO YOUR CHILDREN

Benefits to your children: Separation impacts children. It is normal to worry about the children and how they are coping. Separation mediation is a way to help you and your children during this time by working through differences, considering options that are in the children’s best interests and most importantly providing them with the security that you are putting their needs first. Children benefit from knowing that even though their parents are separating they are still a family unit and that the parents will make decisions together for their benefit.

THE PROCESS

Similar to the process for Family Mediation we will conduct an Intake Meeting with each party to explain the process, provide important information and discuss your issues prior to setting a time for the joint mediation sessions. The interim arrangements agreed to by the parties will be written up and provided to the parties.

COSTS

Pre-mediation Intake Meeting – $195 plus GST per person, per hour (1.5 hours)

Joint Mediation Session – $390 plus GST per hour (3 – 4 hours)

** Shorter mediation sessions can be arranged by agreement.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Following the Separation Mediation, and where appropriate, a date is set in the following 4 to 6 months to mediate parenting and property matters on a final basis. This allows time for the “dust to settle” before the parties are considering agreements that will be permanent.

Get started with a complimentary 15 minute telephone consultation today

Frustrated that you can’t come to an agreement with your ex about parenting matters or property division. Gold Coast Mediation will mediate a final outcome, with documents you can file in Court.

Book a complimentary, 15 minute phone consultation now.

Costs of Mediation

Separation and Divorce can be expensive. We aim to to help you avoid unnecessary legal costs and streamline the process to resolution.  Both parties can be invoiced separately.

Benefits of Mediation

Mediation allows you and your former partner the opportunity to resolve your parenting, property and financial matters, without the need for expensive legal costs.

  • Stopping the kids suffering
  • Have financial certainty
  • Reduce conflict
  • Focus on building a new life

Meet Stacey

Expert family mediator, Stacey Turner, will support you through the family mediation process. She has practiced as a family lawyer and now dedicates her time to keeping people out of court. Stacey is an experienced accredited mediator and family dispute resolution practitioner who gets results.