Family mediation

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We help families to find the solutions that best meet the needs of their changing circumstances.

Essential services for adults, adolescents and children managing separation, divorce and blended families. All family mediation centres on the best interests of the children involved. Practitioners do not have any bias towards either parent, no matter who initiated the process.

There are many factors that place more strain on families and couples than ever before. The pressures of educating children and helping them make intelligent choices about their lives, the pressures of both parents (or partners) working and the pressure of managing separation, divorce and blended families can easily become too much to cope with. Counselling can provide you with insight into your family and relationships and help you find more effective and enjoyable ways of coping with these issues.

Request more information here or contact (03) 8317 0444 for details.

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If you need more information about the process before proceeding with mediation, you can book an information session with a mediator.

When you are ready to proceed you will need to make an intake appointment first. In this appointment we will take the background information about the separation, and assess for any risks in your circumstances. This session usually takes around 60 minutes. At your assessment session we will discuss with you the suitability of your matter for mediation. If the matter is suitable we will contact the other party by mail to invite them to their own assessment session prior to family dispute resolution.

Please inform the other party of your intent to seek mediation.

The mediator facilitates cooperation around issues such as:

  • How much time children spend with each parent
  • Child support payments
  • Division of property and investments

Mediation usually takes from two to five sessions to complete, with each session lasting two to three hours.

All mediation centres on the best interests of the children involved. Practitioners do not have any bias towards either parent, no matter who initiated the process. We encourage parents to consider how their actions and decisions will affect their children.

As part of the process a psychologist can also provide child assessments and child feedback sessions if necessary.

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