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Mediation

Matthew Love is a fully qualified mediator, an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and is authorised to issue section 60I certificates pursuant to the Family Law Act.

Matthew Love is able to deal with a wide range of family law issues including parenting matters and property issues ranging from the simple to the complex.

Fees
Half-day mediation $2,200.00
Full day mediation $3,300.00
For a full list of mediation pricing please see our fees page

Availability
The calendar below shows Matthew’s availability for mediation. To book, or to find out more information please contact our office on 07 3252 8233.

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About Mediation

Do you have a dispute with your ex-partner and are unable to reach an agreement?

Mediation is a process that allows people who are in dispute over a particular issue to come together and attempt to find a solution with the help of a fully qualified independent mediator.

The role of the mediator is not to advise or to make decisions, but to assist the parties to arrive at their own decisions.

In family law matters, mediation can be described by a number of names such as Dispute Resolution Conferencing, Settlement Conferencing or by anagrams such as FDR (Family Dispute Resolution) or ADR (Alternate Dispute Resolution).

The mediation set-up can vary depending on the needs of the parties. For example, sometimes people will engage their legal representatives to assist and advise during the mediation process, however often a less formal approach is taken where the parties undertake the process without legal representation. If there are issues surrounding family violence or if there is a power imbalance between the parties, mediation can take place by telephone conferencing, or by the parties being in different rooms and the mediator shuttling back and forth.

In parenting matters it is a requirement at law that parents undertake Family Dispute Resolution unless there are issues of urgency, family violence or other matters which render it inappropriate to conduct mediation.

Mediation Services

There are many advantages in attempting to resolve family law matters by mediation which include:

  • Empowering the parties to make their own decisions rather than handing the decision making to a Judge;
  • Avoiding the costs of litigation;
  • Maintaining an amicable relationship with the other party by avoiding an adversarial process;
  • Obtaining a quicker resolution.

Some free mediation services can take up to six months before mediation occurs. A private mediation through Matthew Love can see your matter resolved within weeks.

To book a mediation, or to find our further information, call Matthew Love Family Lawyers on 07 3252 8233.

Click here to book a $99 initial consultation

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