What is Mediation?
Mediation is structured and facilitated negotiation. Mediation is a consensual, confidential and relatively informal negotiation process in which parties to a dispute use the services of a skilled and independent mediator to assist them to define the issues in dispute, to develop and explore settlement options, to assess the implications of settlement options and to negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement of that dispute which meets their interests and needs.
The process is conducted by a mediator selected by the parties and appointed by the FDR Centre under its Rules because of his or her experience, skill and expertise as a mediator of family law matters.We understand that disputes relating to relationship property, trusts, wills and estates come with a unique set of requirements and, as such, these disputes are covered under the FDR Centre's specialist Family Law Mediation Rules.
To access the FDR Centre Family Law Mediation Rules and Protocols click here.