What is family mediation?
Family mediation is the process where people in a dispute come together to resolve their issues with the help of a neutral third party.
It occurs independently of Court.
What does a family mediator do?
A family mediator can assist in a variety of ways.
- Parenting Plans
- Property Settlement
Develop a parenting plan
Need a parenting plan?
Family mediation can help.
What is a parenting plan?
A parenting plan is a set of agreements that guide how each parent needs to behave towards each other and the children to ensure a positive relationship.
The parenting plan is yours to develop. It can include any aspects you want.
What should be included in a parenting plan?
A parenting plan can include many things.
- Time spent with each parent
- Arrangements for picking up and dropping off children (known as ‘changeover’)
- Communication in the Future
- Health and Education Issues
- Discipline Strategies
- Alcohol and Drug Use
- New Partners
Sort out property settlement
A family mediator can assist you with property (or financial) settlement.
In other words, ‘who gets what?’
What is the role of the mediator in reaching a property settlement?
A family mediator can assist you with settling property.
We use a specialised computer program, Family Property, that requires you to input information prior to the mediation. Once the mediation is in progress, we use the information to discuss options.
What should you not say in family mediation?
There are no rules on what can be discussed. Mediation is a guided conversation to help you move from an intimate relationship to one of co-parenting.
At Kelly Mediation and Assessment Services, we pride ourselves on being child-focused.
Need help with family mediation?
Our family mediators can assist you in many ways.
Including sorting out a parenting plan and property settlement.
At Kelly Mediation and Assessment Services, we complete this over two sessions on separate days.