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中文     22nd May 2022

9AM – 5:30PM

Monday to Friday

L7, 10-14 Smith St

Parramatta NSW 2150

(02) 9635 7966

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Family Law Mediation

Tina Lohitharajah
Senior Associate, Family Law

When various issues regarding parenting or property distribution arise out of a family law matter, it may be in your best interest to consider Family Law Mediation. Mediation serves to identify and clarify the issues in dispute so that an agreement can be reached without having to proceed to Court.

What is Mediation?

The process of mediation is voluntary and guided by a third party who is known as the Mediator. This party is neutral which allows them to facilitate an opportunity to discuss topics of contention and further generate solutions to such matters.

Mediation can be attended with or without legal representation. Any agreement that is to come out of the process must be reached with the consent of all the parties involved.

Some mediations are not conducted on a face to face basis but on a shuttle mediation basis. This can be arranged in some instances where parties may not feel comfortable being in the same room as the other party. As a result, the mediator will move between rooms to facilitate the discussion between parties.

Benefits of Mediation

  • Any agreement that is reached via mediation tends to benefit both parties as their active involvement and contribution to the decision-making process can allow them to customise the terms of an arrangement which suits both their personal and family needs.
  • Mediation is a cost effective process especially when compared to the substantial costs incurred in litigating a family law matter through the Courts.
  • Mediation is also an efficient process as it offers the opportunity for dispute resolution immediately. Upon agreement, terms of settlement can be drafted and submitted to the Court to be made Orders without actually having to take the matter to Court. If no agreement, proceeding through Court can take up to 3 years and is a very stressful process.
  • Mediation allows for the discussion of important matters placing them in the context of the other party’s position. This can allow you to understand where the other party stands.

Our Mediators:

  • Are experienced family lawyers who have taken an interest in resolving disputes between parties;
  • Are familiar with all types of family units and the wide range of problems that can arise following separation;
  • Are skilled in negotiating and resolving disputes relating to parenting arrangements as well as property and financial disputes;
  • Are able to explore with you the issues that are important to your unique set of circumstances;
  • Can assist parties in considering whether solutions generated are practical; and
  • Help parties stay on track during the negotiating process with resolution in mind.

Call us today on 1800 300 170

Family Law group

Matthews Folbigg is “Recommended” in the “Leading Family and Divorce Law Firms – Sydney” 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022.

Carolyn Munk is “Recommended” in the Doyle’s Guide “Leading Family and Divorce Lawyers – Sydney” 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021.

Carolyn Munk is “Leading” in the Doyle’s Guide “Leading Family and Divorce Lawyers – Sydney” 2022.

Carolyn Munk is “Recommended” in the Doyle’s Guide “Leading Parenting and Children Matters Lawyers – NSW” 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022.


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