stay off social media during your divorce

Stay off social media during your divorce

Updated The passing of the Family Law Amendment Bill 2023 has significant implications for communications on social media about family law matters.  We have updated this post to refer to those amendments.  Divorce can be a difficult and emotional time for everyone involved. One thing that can make the process even harder is the use of social media. In today’s digital age, social media has become a significant presence in our daily lives, but it can also be a source of stress and complications during a divorce. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons why you should stay […]

social worker and mediator in mediation

What is the benefit of having a social worker in mediation?

In mediation, a social worker and a mediator can work together to help you reach a mutually satisfactory agreement regarding the care of your children or your finances. Here are some of the benefits of having a social worker in mediation, alongside the mediator: The biggest benefit of having a social worker in mediation? Their skills One of the most important benefits of having a social worker in mediation is that they can provide information and resources to help you make informed decisions about your children’s well-being. A social worker can assess your family’s needs and offer support and guidance […]

receipe for successful communication in mediation

What’s the recipe for successful communication in family mediation?

What’s the recipe for successful communication in family mediation? Ingredients You can’t have successful communication in family mediation without these key ingredients: You might not have the resources to source all the ingredients, but the more you have, the better your outcome will be. Think of it like a fruit cake. If all you have is flour, eggs, butter, and sultanas, it probably won’t taste as good as if you had a larger range of fruit and spices. Successful Communication in family mediation (the ‘Method’) So what do we do with these ingredients to maximise the chance of successful communication […]

online and video mediation

Online and video mediation

You may be trying to reach an agreement in a family law matter, and wondering about the options available for resolving the issue. One option that has become increasingly popular in recent times is online and video mediation. Online and video mediation allows parties to participate in mediation remotely, using technology such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams. This can be a convenient and cost-effective way to resolve disputes, as it eliminates the need for in-person meetings and travel.  Many people have become more familiar with online video technology during the global pandemic when many parents were working from home, and […]


The Top 4 benefits of Family Mediation

Family Mediation can help families resolve disputes through the assistance of a neutral third party, known as a family mediator. Your mediator helps you reach a mutually acceptable resolution. This process is often used in family law cases because it is usually a more cost-effective and time-efficient alternative to traditional litigation. Additionally, mediation can be a less adversarial and less stressful way to resolve disputes, which can be especially important in the emotionally charged context of family law cases. In this blog post, we explore the Top 4 benefits of family mediation 1. Family Mediation is cost-effective One of the […]

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Child-inclusive family mediation: the benefits for children

Child-inclusive family mediation is a form of parenting mediation or family dispute resolution that involves children in the conflict resolution process. This can be especially useful in family law cases where children’s well-being and best interests are a primary concern. What benefits does child-inclusive mediation offer for children? Expressing thoughts and feelings Children are often affected by their parents’ conflicts and may have thoughts and feelings about the situation. Child-inclusive family mediation allows children to have a voice in the resolution process and can help them feel heard and understood, whilst also explaining to them that they do not have […]

Benefits of Parenting Coordination

Parenting coordination: the top 4 benefits for your family

Parenting coordination is a process in which a neutral third party helps parents resolve conflicts and make decisions about their children after a divorce. It can be a helpful tool for improving outcomes for children in several ways. Here are the top 4 reasons to consider parenting coordination for your family post-separation or divorce. 1. Parenting coordination helps reduce conflict between parents Parenting coordination helps parents communicate more effectively and resolve conflicts in a healthy, constructive way. This can create a more stable and less stressful environment for children, which is beneficial for their emotional and psychological development. 2. It […]