Mediation can help you focus on the kids
and reduce conflict
Mediation is a way of resolving disputes without going to court. In Australia, the Family Court will not hear a matter unless the parties have first attempted mediation, with few exceptions.
Private mediation can:
- be more flexible,
- be faster,
- provide more support to parties, and
- provide a less stressful experience
than mediation through a government-funded Family Relationship Centre.
Intake & Assessment $225 – $375
- 90 minutes per person (separate sessions) for parenting only or property only
- 2.5 hours for parenting and property
- Each person is required to attend
Mediation – parenting or property (split the cost) $300/hour
- Usually 3 hours
- Joint – phone, zoom or face-to-face (restrictions permitting)
Additional mediation sessions (split the cost) $300/hour
If we run out of time in our first session together we can schedule an additional session
Production of Agreements $450
I will produce agreements made in a lawyer-friendly format so they can easily be turned into consent orders.
The law requires separating families who have a dispute about children to make a genuine effort to try to sort it out through family dispute resolution (FDR) before filing an application for parenting orders in court.Attorney-General’s Department Australia
If you have children then you will most likely need to interract with your former partner for many years to come. There will be birthdays, school concerts, sporting events and graduations. Then weddings and grandchildren happen.
Do you want to be in conflict with your former partner for all of these important occasions? For so many years? How will that impact on your children, grandchildren and possibly great-grandchildren?
Mediation can empower you to discuss issues and find common ground, to develop your own parenting plan and property settlement without being dictated to by a judge or incurring the costs of negotiating through lawyers. Co parenting coaching can help you reduce conflict and smoothly adapt to the new realities of parenting separately.
Compare the typical cost of mediation to the cost of taking a matter to court:
Parenting matters only: $1,125 per person (2 mediation sessions)*
Property settlement only: $1,125 per person (2 mediation sessions)*
Parenting matters and property settlement: $2,175 per person (4 mediation sessions)*
If you want to turn agreements into consent orders using a lawyer it will generally cost from $1,500 to $5,000 total depending on the complexity of the financial settlement*
The cost to take a matter through the family court starts at $20,000 per person
*These are estimates – your matter might cost more or less depending on your unique circumstances.