What is Family Mediation?

Family Mediation (also known as Family Dispute Resolution) is a way of helping families to reach agreements about what should happen after separation or divorce. It is a popular alternative to asking the court to make decisions about family issues. The Family Mediator does not make a decision for the parties. The parties come to an agreement.

Every day, mediation helps couples that are in the process of separating or divorcing to decide what to do about:

  • Parenting Matters (how to share parenting and parental responsibilities going forward)
  • Property and Financial Matters (how to divide property and financial assets and liabilities)

Family Mediation is a process that:

IS Respectful and confidential

Allowing your family matters to remain private while respecting your needs as you negotiate an agreement that works for all parties.

empowers separated parties

To make decisions in relation to their children, property and finances which will benefit everyone and enable them to get on with their new lives.

enables parties to avoid court

By respectfully coming to an agreement about what is best for all parties a binding agreement can be reached without the need for court time.

avoids horrendous legal costs

Avoiding court by mediating an agreement which suits all parties, minimises or eliminates the need for costly lawyers and court fees.

The Role of the Family Mediator 

  • Provides the skills to assist the parties to communicate effectively and identify their needs and interests:
  • Uses a variety of problem-solving techniques to help the parties identify options and solutions
  • Assists the parties to negotiate an agreement that once documented can become legally binding.

The terminology to describe mediation in family matters is Family Dispute Resolution and Family mediators are referred to as Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners.

Mediator and Divorce Coach

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 expensive legal costs.

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

Getting Started

Start today with a complementary 15 minute telephone consultation.  Give us the background to your situation and we will talk you through the mediation process and next steps.