Navigating the Mediation Process Part 2: What to Expect in a Mediation

Once you attend mediation, the mediator helps the parties to identify the key issues that need resolution. In parenting matters, this may include living arrangements, schooling, and visitation schedules. In property matters, it could involve asset division and financial settlements.

A solicitor will assist in making sure your matter is ready for mediation, which includes confirming the pool of assets and knowing the history in both a property matter and in a parenting matter, in each parties respective proposals as well as the history of care.

Open Communication: Mediation sessions encourage open and honest communication. Parties are encouraged to express their concerns, needs, and preferences.

Negotiation and Agreement: The mediator assists in the negotiation process, helping parties explore options and find common ground. Once an agreement is reached, it is documented and can become legally binding.

Mediation can offer a constructive and efficient way to resolve parenting and property matters. By choosing mediation, you empower yourself to actively participate in the decision-making process, while attempting a more amicable solution to court, whilst still being guided by an expert in family law who helps you navigate all the views you need to consider and who advocates for you.

If you have a family law matter or would like to know more about the mediation process, please reach out to us at 02 9523 5535 or at At Southern Waters Legal we have an experienced team of family law solicitors who can assist you by way of legal representation as well as an in-house mediator.