Family Mediation (also called Family Dispute Resolution) is a process where a family mediator works with you, assisting you to reach agreement after separation or divorce.
This may include negotiating a parenting plan, parenting (custody) orders, or a family law property settlement.
Our principal family law mediator, Jennifer Hetherington, holds a Bachelor of Laws, and a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution Practice.
She is an Accredited Family Law Specialist (since 2005) and is accredited with the Attorney-General’s department as a Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, which means she is able to issue s.60i Certificates.
Jennifer has more than 24 years of experience working with parents and families to resolve disputes and reduce conflict.
Jennifer Hetherington is also a parenting coordinator.
You can attend family mediation on your own, but we cannot provide legal advice.
If you want legal advice, you should see a family lawyer before mediation.
We can provide you with a referral to a panel of expert lawyers specialising in family law, who are committed to peaceful, negotiated outcomes and share our belief that court is a place of last resort.
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