Family mediation is a voluntary process where an independent professionally trained mediator assists people separating or divorcing to work out an agreement after a separation. It is not about getting people back together but how people agree to live apart. It can help to sort out issues such as:
- Arrangements for children, including contact or living arrangements; and
- Financial arrangements, including issues around sharing finances (the house, savings, pension, debts) or child maintenance.
The family mediator’s role is to listen to the concerns and help sort out arrangements. Even if you have been separated for a while or if your case has already gone to court, mediation can help to resolve any dispute you may have.
Mediation can also help in finding solutions between parents and grandparents or assist in any personal or professional family dispute, including inheritance issues or impact of a move or career change.