What types of issues are suitable for mediation?
Our family mediators are trained experts in the following:
- Adolescent / teenage issues
- Adult family and elder care
- Domestic violence
- Drug &/or Alcohol abuse
- Extended family issues
- Finance and budgeting issues
- Gambling Addiction
- Gender issues
- Illness & Disabilities
- Loss & Anger
- Multi cultural relationships
- Multi generational issues
- Pre and post nuptial agreements
- Repartnered / blended family issues
- Sexuality issues
If your dispute ‘issues’ are not listed here, that’s OK – these are simply examples of common issues we deal with. We will always be able to appoint someone appropriate to suit your needs.
Please note: Care and contact of children disputes are treated separately, through FDR mediation.
What’s best - mediation or court?
It’s not a mediator’s job to give advice, express their opinions or make decisions for you. All decisions in mediation are made by the parties themselves, offering you much more control than court where a judge will preside over your case and make a decision for you.
Another advantage of mediation is the shorter time frame involved. We aim to have your mediation completed three weeks after application (providing parties are available).
Mediation also offers you substantially lower costs than going through the court system and paying lawyer fees.
The stress involved in going to court can also create additional anxiety, making an already difficult time more challenging. So all in all, mediation is often a much better option for families trying to deal with conflict.