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Accredited Family Law

If you're considering Family Law Mediation, Mediations Australia have a team of Accredited Mediators who can help.

Family Law Arbitration

If you're considering Family Law Arbitration, Mediations Australia have a team of arbitrators who can help you today.

Collaborative Family Law

If you're considering a collaborative law process to assist in your family law dispute resolution, Mediations Australia can help.

Family Law Mediation Australia

At Mediations Australia, we resolve family law disputes with significantly better outcomes not to mention the massive cost and time saving for those involved.
Family Law Dispute

At Mediations Australia, no matter what state you're at in your family law dispute, even if you already have lawyers involved, we can help.
Parenting Plans Mediation

If you're trying to negotiate parenting arrangements with your ex-partner, we can help you come to an agreement.
Financial Agreements Mediation

At Mediations Australia, a core part of what we do is mediate and reach an agreement for people in disputes regarding assets and liabilities.
Section 601 Certificates

A Section 601 Certificate is mandatory before an Application for Parenting Orders. We can assist in the provision of 601 Certificates.
De Facto Dispute Mediation

If you and your ex-partner were in a de facto relationship, for a period of 2 years or more, you and your ex-partner may be required to participate in mediation. We can help.
Grandparent's Rights

Often in the context of a family dispute, grandparents are left out. At Mediations Australia, we facilitate mediations for grandparents and the separated couple.
Property Settlement Mediation

Often the heart of a family dispute, property settlements can be settled through mediation, saving people tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Child Dispute Mediation

People are able to negotiate their own child support arrangements. If you and your ex-partner are in dispute in this regard, we can help.
Spousal Support Mediation

At times family disputes necessitate one person assisting the other financially, now and into the future. We can assist in the negotiation and the reaching of agreements in these matters.

Commonly Asked Mediation Questions

At Mediations Australia, we understand that when you think that the only way to resolve a family law dispute is through lawyers and courts. With that in mind, here we answer your most commonly asked mediation questions.
  • What is Mediation?

    Mediation is an alternate dispute resolution process and compulsory step stipulated by the Family Law Act to get couples in a family law dispute to negotiate an outcome that is agreeable to both of them. It is a process facilitated by family law mediation, Australia (neutral third party), but the couple controls the outcome. However, invariably it is the case, that if a couple choose to litigate their family law dispute, the family law mediation step is seen as a formality and this approach undermines a process that can ultimately bring a resolution to the conflict, saving significant time, significant legal fees, and outcomes that are likely not satisfactory to either person.

  • Why Mediate & Not Litigate?

    Rarely is the case that couples who litigate their family law matters are happy with the outcome. Why? Because the involvement of lawyers invariably can lead to issues becoming both more complex and more emotionally-charged. This means that resolving your family law dispute can become very expensive. Notwithstanding this, it’s likely that the final outcome, neither person is happy about. It’s well-reported that resolving your family law matters with lawyers will cost on average, between $40,000 and $80,000 and will take approximately 3.5 years. In contrast, a family law mediation with Mediations Australia will cost each person, in the vicinity of $1,500 and will take up to one-day.

  • Will Mediation Work for Us?

    Yes! Providing both of you acknowledge that the alternative is litigation of which is likely too much more emotionally draining, time-consuming, expensive and the imposition of an outcome that neither of you is likely to find the most suitable. Secondly, you need to come to the table leaving some baggage behind and a willingness to work things out together. Yes, it’s not a walk in the park, but our experienced Family Law Mediation will likely be able to move things to a point of which you previously didn’t think was possible!

  • How Does Family Law Mediation Work?

    Well, it can work in a variety of ways that best suits your circumstance and of course, how amicable you and your ex-partner already are. For example, you and your ex-partner may have collaboratively agreed that the relationship no longer worked and now you both just want to tie up the loose ends in a way that those agreements are binding. If you have both received independent legal advice or you haven’t yet or intend to, then Mediations Australia. Family Law Mediation can see both you and your partner together and provide an initial information session covering the mediation process. Alternatively, if you are already engaged in the legal process to resolve your family law matters, but now wish to draw into an end through alternate dispute resolution, then you can request mediation or simply ask us to do this on your behalf. We can then interact with your family lawyer.

  • What Does Mediation Cost?

    Significantly cheaper than trying to resolve your family law dispute with lawyers. A family law mediation will cost $1,650.00 for each person. This is a fixed-fee regardless of whether the mediation takes 8 hours or 4 hours. If you’re unaware at this point what the alternative costs are, consider that your family lawyer’s fees will be in the vicinity of $350 – $600 per hour, which very quickly can amount to tens of thousands of dollars if your family law matter lingers on, which most do when lawyers are involved. Not to mention, if your matter ends up in court, prepare to pay just for the preparation and first court date $6,000 to $12,000 or more in legal fees, not to mention court fees. Remember, the time to get to court is usually 12 months to 2 years later, of which legal fees accrue (sometimes up to hundreds of thousands of dollars) and the relationship between all involved becomes much more toxic and anger-fused.

  • If We Come to an Agreement, is it Legally Binding?

    Absolutely! A signed settlement agreement is as enforceable as any other contractual agreement. However, some Family Law mediation agreements must be lodged with a court to be recognised. Your Mediators will be able to advise you on this and at Mediations Australia, we will have the agreement constructed, perused by one of our lawyers and lodged in the Court on behalf of both you and your ex-partner.

  • What Happens if We Cannot Agree During Mediation?

    A small number of couples who choose to do family law mediation, unfortunately, are unable to agree on all matters. However, if there is agreement on some matters, these can be enshrined in an agreement that is legally enforceable. For those matters unable to be mediated successfully, it may be the case that there is better clarity of the sticky-points that will allow you or your ex-partner to consider them with a little more time and choose to return to the mediation table at a later point. Alternatively, you may now wish to seek some legal intervention having benefited from identifying the key issues preventing resolution and isolating legal focus on those points alone. We can connect you to one of our Collaborative Lawyers.

  • How Do We Start the Mediation Process?

    At Mediations Australia, our Accredited and experienced family law Mediators offer you and your partner, a free initial consultation. This can occur in a number of ways, either individually in-person, via our state-of-the-art video technology or by phone. Alternatively, this free initial appointment can occur with both of you present, again either in-person, video or phone. The latter option works really well if you and your ex-partner have moved beyond the raw emotions and now just want to sort out the details and iron out an agreement.

  • Who are the Mediations Australia Mediators?

    It’s probably not surprising that all of our Mediators at Mediations Australia are either practising family lawyers or have been practising family law for many years. Typically it is the case that our family law mediators chose to undertake further study to become Mediators because they had experienced first-hand the failings of the family law system, in particular, the lunacy of wasting so much money and time, not to mention the fact that litigation aggravates already strung-out relationships.

About Mediations Australia.
We believe there is a better way to resolve family law disputes. Quicker, cheaper and much more effective.

At Mediations Australia we have a team of nationally recognised and highly experienced family law mediation.

Who we are

Finding the best mediator for your family law dispute can be tricky. At Mediations Australia our team of Family Law Mediation are nationally recognised by their peers as being leaders in their respective fields.

Our philosophy

At Mediations Australia, our philosophy is simple. We believe that the traditional way of resolving family law disputes is broken. Our objective is to resolve your family law dispute, cheaper, quicker and more effetcively than litigation.

How we work

All our mediators at Mediations Australia work both nationally and internationally. Regardless of the nature of your family law dispute and your location, we can help you resolve your family law matter.

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