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What is Mediation?

Mediation is a voluntary process designed to help families resolve disputes and reach agreements in a constructive and collaborative manner.  It is a practical alternative to going to court, offering a more amicable and often quicker resolution to conflicts.  

Mediation can address a number of issues including, divorce, co-parenting arrangements and support payments, financial arrangements and divorce settlement negotiations. 

Key Features

Voluntary Participation

Everyone involved agrees to participate in mediation willingly.  It is not imposed by a court but chosen by the individuals involved as a means to settle differences.

Neutral Mediator

Our trained and neutral mediators facilitate the discussions.  The mediator does not take sides or make decisions but helps to guide the conversations and ensure that everyone is heard.

Confidential Process

Discussions and agreements are made during mediation are confidential.  This privacy encourages open communication and can lead to more honest and productive discussions.

Child
Focused

In cases involving children, family mediation prioritises the well-being and interests of the children.  Our mediators help parents focus on creating arrangements that support the children's needs and stability.   

Cost
Effective

Compared to going to court, mediation is generally less expensive and faster.  It can save both time and money, reducing the emotional and financial strain on everyone.   

Empowering

Mediation empowers individuals to make their own decisions rather than having outcomes imposed by a judge.  This often leads to more satisfactory and sustainable agreements.  

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