Mediation for Parenting and Property

Mediation for Parenting and Property

Relationships Australia WA mediation services use accredited mediators and family dispute resolution practitioners, who have a range of backgrounds including counselling, psychology, social work, family therapy, law and management.

Mediation can be used for:

  • family law matters including parenting arrangements and/or financial property settlement
  • grandparenting following a separation
  • succession planning

Mediation can help families coping with separation and other parenting challenges receive support without court involvement.

Mediators will provide information as well as referrals to counselling and other relevant servcies. If you are parents experiencing separation we will talk with you to help you focus on your children’s needs and help you decide what to do next. 

What are the benefits of using mediation?

Mediation takes place in an environment of cooperation. The benefits of mediation will differ for each individual, however, the key advantages are that it provides people with:

  • solutions they have been part of creating
  • answers through facilitated discussion
  • opportunity to listen to each other without blame and competition
  • sessions at mutually convenient times
  • a service which is private and confidential
  • opportunity to present their own views in their own words

What happens in mediation process?

  1. Individuals will meet with a mediator separately. At this appointment the mediator will explain the process and assess how best to proceed with mediation.
  2. All parties will meet with a mediator collectively. During the mediation session the mediator will assist the parties to explore the issues in dispute; develop options and negotiate possible outcomes; work out priorities; find common ground.
  3. Summarise the agreements which have been created verbally or in writing and discuss appropriate next steps.Part of that discussion may be about whether the agreement be kept between the parties, or other steps taken outside of the mediation process for the agreements to become legally binding.

Contact Mediation

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To contact your nearest branch call
1300 364 277

Mediation Services

(08) 6164 0130
Counselling(08) 6164 0190
Family Relationship Centre(08) 6164 0300
Education Course Bookings(08) 6164 0200