Family Law Mediation

The Family Court of Australia encourages mediation because it is an affordable and often quick option for resolving disputes, while allowing you greater control and management of the process and the outcome.

Features

  • Ross is a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney General’s Department
  • At least one party must engage a solicitor as direct briefs are not taken
  • A section 60 I certificate can be issued
  • Ross is able to review and reality test proposed parenting plans or consent orders
  • There is no fee for the use of the rooms
  • The Inns of Court Maroochydore (Sunshine Coast) offers a spacious conference room and various break out rooms for private discussion
    • Centrally located in Maroochydore
    • Dedicated conference room and break out room
    • Free wifi access
    • Printer, laptop and wide screen TV utilised to finalise agreements
    • Highly qualified and experienced mediator
    • Easy access parking at Big Top Shopping Centre, Ocean Street

Matters that are suitable for mediation

  • The division of assets and liabilities
  • How long term decisions about the welfare of children are made
  • How long term decisions about your children’s welfare will be made
  • The establishment of co-operative parenting arrangements
Fees
  • If the mediation exceeds the fixed time, then each additional hour shall be charged at $375 (incl. GST)
  • There is no fee for the use of the rooms
  • Up to two hours reading of material and preparation by the mediator
  • 20-minute session with each legal representative and client at the commencement of each mediation

Half Day Mediation
(Up to 4 hours)

$1,760 (incl. GST)

Full Day Mediation
(Up to 8 hours)
$3,300 (incl. GST)

Hourly Rate
$375 (incl. GST)

Workplace Mediation, Facilitation and Assessment

Mediation

Mediation is a formal process where dialogue and negotiation replace arguments and power struggles. An impartial mediator assists the participants to jointly explore and reconcile their differences in a structured way.  

A Four Stage Process

Ross offers a unique four stage process which addresses disputes whether the eventual process is a mediation, workplace conference or other form of dispute resolution:

  • Assessment: Preliminary assessment to scope and analyse the situation
  • Appraisal: An expert opinion on the most effective process for your needs
  • Delivery: Mediation or workplace conference or expert advice.
  • Reporting: Upon request and, if appropriate, Ross can provide a comprehensive report which assists in ongoing management

Facilitation

The use of a neutral facilitator can work wonders in uncovering great ideas or finding perfect solutions even when there is no conflict. It is usually a less formal process than facilitation and the confidentiality requirements are more robust. Ross has experience in facilitating outcomes for State and Local government and in the private sector. Ross has facilitated matters as diverse as discussions about town planning issues to business disputes.

Workplace Assessment

The purpose of this process is to identify practical interventions that organisations can take to identify problems and make recommendations for next steps including mediation or investigations.  Staff are interviewed to provide their perspectives and what they think should be done.  A written report that refers to the National Mediations Standards provides details of themes affecting the morale of staff and recommendations as to what ‘reasonable management action’ should be undertaken. Staff are interviewed to provide their  perspectives and what they think should be done.

Features

  • There is no fee for the use of the rooms 
  • The Inns of Court Maroochydore (Sunshine Coast) offers a spacious conference room and various break out rooms for private discussion
    • Centrally located in Maroochydore
    • Dedicated conference room and break out room
    • Free wifi access
    • Printer, laptop and wide screen TV utilised to finalise agreements
    • Highly qualified and experienced mediator
    • Easy access parking at Big Top Shopping Centre, Ocean Street

Full Day
(Up to 8 hours)
By Negotiation

Hourly Rate
By Negotiation