Fixed Fee Online Family Mediation
Reaching resolutions in a timely, cost-efficient, child-focused manner.
Mediation is an intermediary step which helps you minimise disputes with the aim of creating a win-win for both parents. In family matters it must always be kept top of mind that the silent third party is your children.
At Parenting After Separation, we are committed to helping you resolve parenting disputes out of court, whenever that is possible.
A registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner can help you come to important and difficult agreements, only they do so outside of the court and with much less expense.
We can assist with
- Parenting Arrangements
- Spousal Maintenance
- Property and Financial Settlements
- Private Child Support Agreements
- Section 60i Certificate if an agreement is not possible.
During mediation, everything you say to the mediator which is not said in front of the other parent remains confidential and can only be disclosed to the other parent with your prior consent. During the mediation, you will each be given time to speak, one at a time, and respond to the other party without interruption. The mediator will alternate between you so you will each be given equal time.
The mediation process will include
- Initial information and reading material
- Intake Interview (usually 2 hours)
- Mediation (up to 6 hours)
- Formalising the agreement
Your mediator is highly trained in family disputes and works in a confidential, impartial way that is free from judgment. We respect that every family is unique. Neither party will feel pressured, bullied, or coerced into making a decision.
In a successful mediation, the mediator will help you write up a plan and formalise your agreement. Part of that agreement is dedicated to what to do if the mediated terms are not being met. Usually, this is detailed in communication strategies, or you may choose to utilise mediation again in the future to keep you on track.
Having realistic expectations of the mediation process will help you reach an agreement faster and with less stress.
Intake session $250 per person
Fixed Fee Mediation is $1800 (shared between parties or by agreement)
We are online
Parenting After Separation provides online mediation via zoom, or in person in the Sydney area.