ADELAIDE FAMILY MEDIATION
Helping you move forward
The end of a marriage or significant relationship follows a similar pattern of grief similar to experiencing a death, with intense feelings of bereavement. The pain is real and unforgiving. I know this because I have been through it. My personal experience with divorce provided me with the insight needed to develop a results-based family mediation service that respects and appreciates the difficulties you face while also providing the tools to help you resolve your disagreements.
You will be impressed with the sophisticated and attentive service that Adelaide Family Mediation provides and the quality results. Whether you use family mediation (sometimes referred to as family dispute resolution) as a means to resolve your parenting arrangements and property matters or just see it as a step in the process, we are here to support you.
Please browse through our site or call Adelaide Family Mediation today to learn more about family dispute resolution and family mediation.
Adelaide Family Mediation understands that separation and divorce are stressful. You have to come up with the money to pay for services, and a lawyer, which can be difficult and frustrating. While some not for profit organisations will offer means-tested rates, they usually have long waiting lists and allocate a fixed amount of time per client and limited appointment times. Other mediation services will charge a fixed fee per hour but can be very expensive, more than you need or afford.
Adelaide Family Mediation offers the best of both worlds. We determine session fees according to your household income. We are upfront about our prices and will tell you exactly how much you will need to pay before starting while also offering a personalised service, flexible appointment times and no waitlist.
We do ask for payment before your session. Payment can be made in cash or by bank transfer. A cancellation fee of 60% will be charged if cancelling within 72 hours of the appointment, or 100% if cancelled on the day.
INDIVIDUAL INTAKE AND ASSESSMENT SESSIONS
Concession & less than $30,000 $75.00
$30,001 - $55,000 $85.00
$55,001 - $70,000 $95.00
$70,001 - $85,000 $105.00
$85,001 or more $125.00
FAMILY DISPUTE MEDIATION SESSIONS
Concession & less than $30,000 $125.00
$30,001 - $55,000 $165.00
$55,001 - $70,000 $195.00
$70,001 - $85,000 $225.00
$85,001 or more $250.00
Parenting plan documentation fee $150.00 per parent. Property settlement document fee $200.00 per person.
We ask for payment before each session by bank transfer, EFTPOS or in cash, so that you don't receive a bill at the end.
THE MODERN SEPARATION
By choosing Adelaide Family Mediation, you are taking control of the decisions you need to make. Nevertheless, mediation with an ex-partner is often painful. As a mediator, it is our job to guide you through the necessary decisions concerning parenting and property while respecting your autonomy to make your own best choices.
We strive along the way to allow you to be heard and understood and listen to and understand the other party. This provides a foundation for compromise and choices that should make sense to both of you as you contemplate your new lives after separation.
For parents, mediation is a chance to design schedules and parenting roles and responsibilities that reflect your unique family. Additionally, as we help you understand this aspect of the negotiations, you may preserve a measure of your relationship or begin a new manner of communication as cooperative parents.
Couples who mediated report an improved ability to parent for their children's benefit, thereby avoiding the all too common dynamic of placing the children in the middle of adult conflict.
AFFORDABLE PARENTING PLANS
A parenting plan puts the best interests of your child first. It provides certainty about their future. The consistency can prevent future conflict between you and your ex-partner. A written parenting plan that you have developed outlines your commitment to provide the best care for your children. To be a parenting plan under the Family Law Act 1975, the plan must be made and signed by both parents.
If your matter does end up in Court for some reason, the Court may consider the terms of the most recent parenting plan when making parenting orders concerning your children if it is in the child's best interests.
The Plan can include things like shared parental responsibility for major long-term decision making, parenting styles, educational needs, emotional wellbeing and the time children spend with each parent. It will help everyone know what is expected of them, and it will be a valuable reference as time passes and circumstances change.
When parents reach agreements, they are more likely to cooperate as their children grow up. Children do best when their parents cooperate. Call Adelaide Family Mediation today to develop an affordable parenting plan that meets your families needs.
Adelaide Family Mediation is based in the CBD. We are committed to exceeding your needs and would love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out today.