Family Mediation Services

Family mediation enables the parties to develop their own solution to a dispute with the assistance of an independent mediator who can keep the communication on track, ensure the parties are being heard, manage the process and focus the parties on their objectives.  Family Mediation is a process where a professionally trained, independent mediator helps couples and families work out agreements involving the following disputes:

  • Relationship property disputes
  • Family protection claims
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Estate disputes


I mediate many types of disputes involving couples and families including relationship property disputes, trust, wills and estate disputes, family protection disputes and parenting agreements. I am an accredited Family Dispute Resolution provider under the Family Dispute Resolution Act 2013.

Family mediation is an alternative and effective way of resolving familial disputes. My experience and specialized skills cover the below dynamics of family mediator interventions:

  • The range of parties who may be involved- wills and estates involving siblings, beneficiaries, trustees or parenting agreements involving two parents or an extended family.
  • The sensitivity and privacy of the issues.
  • Emotions that may be involved and need to be managed at the table.
  • The family dynamics where the dispute has been protracted or has developed over a long period of time or the likelihood that communication has completely broken down.
  • The significance of the issues involving important relationships to the parties.

I am familiar with the range of dynamics in family conflict and have developed a repertoire of interventions to address them.

How family mediation helps:

  • It gives you more say about what happens;
  • It’s less stressful, with less conflict between the parties.
  • It is cheaper and faster than long drawn-out court battles.

I welcome an initial discussion to identify the issues to be mediated and how many sessions may be required.

For more information on the mediation process please click here, or please contact me to book a consultation.