Often conflict is at its highest following separation. Let’s work together to come up with a solution to minimise the conflict and enable you both to move forward.
Mediation (otherwise referred to as Family Dispute Resolution) is a structured and interactive process facilitated by a Mediator. Mediation is voluntary and confidential.
A Family Law Mediation focuses on the practical realities of resolving conflicts following separation – often parenting care arrangements and/or division of property.
Mediation is effective because it enables you both to communicate your issues in a safe and neutral environment with the assistance of a skilled mediator.
Mediation can occur in the same room, separate rooms, by video link or by telephone. You can attend mediation with or without lawyers. If you choose to attend mediation without a lawyer, we suggest that you obtain legal advice prior to attending your mediation.
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, the law provides that you must attempt to resolve your family law dispute (parenting and/or property) by mediation before applying to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.
Mediation allows you both to control the outcome.
I am passionate about changing the way families experience the legal process following separation. I have dedicated my career to family law with a focus on amicable separation solutions to minimise conflict, costs and Court intervention.
I take a gentle but confident approach in facilitating future focused discussions with practical guidance and support. In my role as a mediator, I am independent, neutral and cannot provide legal advice.
I love what I do and the people I work with. I feel privileged to be able to assist and guide people through such a difficult time in their lives with grace and compassion.
How does it work?
Lawyer Assisted Mediation
Mediation Without Lawyers
Please note: Shoalhaven Mediation is run separately to our lawyer work at Shoalhaven Family Law. If Shoalhaven Family Law have provided you or your former partner with legal advice then we are unfortunately unable to assist you as a Mediator.
Let us guide you towards your resolution
We offer a free 15-minute telephone call with one of our Lawyers to answer your immediate questions if you are not quite ready to book an appointment.