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Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.

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Property mediation

Helping separated couples settle property disputes without going to court

What happens after separation?

If you have separated from your partner, you may have to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Will I have enough money to live on after I separate?
  • How will the property be divided and what will it include?
  • What happens with superannuation?

It's a lot to think about and there are different ways to go about dividing property and finances following separation. Property mediation is one option.

What is property mediation?

Property mediation is a structured process, providing separated or divorcing couples with the opportunity to settle their financial and property disputes without going to court. Property mediation is managed by an independent facilitator. 

Why use property mediation?

Settling a property dispute through court litigation can be a challenging process. There are often extensive legal costs, long waits to reach court and significant stress and anxiety around the potential outcomes and process of going to court.

Mediation is a quicker, more affordable alternative to litigation. It is:

  • Cost-effective: fees are set so you know how much it will cost
  • Timely: for most clients, property mediation can be completed quickly
  • Professional: our mediators are qualified, experienced and impartial.

In most property cases filed in the family law courts, a settlement is negotiated before the case goes to trial. This means that the two people agree to a settlement before a judge is needed to make a decision. Mediation can help couples to reach an agreement earlier in the process and without starting court proceedings. 

Before mediation begins, you and your former partner each attend an individual assessment to make sure that property mediation is appropriate.

Lawyer-assisted property mediation

You can participate in property mediation and negotiate a settlement with the support of your lawyer, however many people find that having a lawyer attend the mediation can be very helpful. Lawyers can assist by clarifying details, drafting agreements, helping them to prepare and exchange information and documents, and provide advice. 

How long does it take?

The process and length of property mediation varies according to your circumstances. Property mediation is usually completed in one or two sessions, each of which lasts approximately three hours.

How much does it cost?

  • Individual assessment: $300 per person
  • Property mediation: flat fee of $2000 per couple.

Each client is responsible for payment of his or her own lawyer's fees. 

Find out more

For more information, download the property mediation brochure.

Contact us to learn more about property mediation and discuss whether the service can help you.

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