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Weekend Mediation: Save your 9 to 5

Who is this for?

This service is for separated couples who would like to reach an agreement that can be filed with the Family Court, but on their own terms and without prolonged and expensive negotiations between two lawyers.

Benefits of weekend mediation

Our aim in providing weekend mediation is to help reduce the amount of time you need to take off work during the week, to minimise the time and cost of gathering financial information, and to give you the time, place and expert support needed to reach agreements you can live with.

We appreciate that when parties separate, it often comes with higher family costs than you have previously budgeted for, including the cost of one party re-establishing a home elsewhere and the same family income having to provide for two separate households. Separation can also be a very traumatic event that may affect your ability to function at work or in your business and this may translate into short term financial stress.

We hope that weekend mediation will also assist you by providing fixed prices for the different aspects of the work we do for you.

About your mediator

bevclark

 

Bev Clark is a highly experienced family lawyer, a nationally accredited mediator, and an Australian leader in collaborative practice.

Both parties decide to enter mediation

Attend separate intake meetings

Proceed to joint mediation on a Weekend Day

Reach a mediated agreement

Your mediator provides you with draft consent orders

Interested in Weekend Mediation?

Save time, money and stress by avoiding lengthy court procedures

All stages of the Weekend Mediation process have fixed fees, giving you peace of mind about the financial burden of separation.

The intake process and individual intake meetings help determine if Mediation is right for your situation.

About the mediation

The point of mediation is to reach agreement. As your mediator, Bev is there to help you have a conversation with your partner. Although she is an experienced family lawyer, in her role as a mediator she is not a decision maker. She will be neutral and impartial. She will make sure that each of you have an opportunity to speak and to listen, she will help to manage any conflict in your conversations, and will guide your communication so that it is as effective as it can be. As a lawyer/ mediator, Bev will provide legal information about such things as what you can cover in legal agreements and whether any disagreement is something the law has an answer for. She cannot give you legal advice but can refer you to a lawyer or you may see your own lawyer if you want advice.

Advantages of mediation

Mediation allows you to speak to each other directly rather than through your lawyers. This saves time and money. Mediation allows you to address the things that matter to you, not just those things that the legal system says are important. The agreements you make are you own agreements, in which you are fully participating rather than being on the sidelines of the negotiation as can often be the case if your legal advisors are negotiating.

All your discussions in mediation will be in person. In legal negotiations, a lot of money is spent on letters and phone calls between lawyers, which will then have to be discussed and reported back to the clients and back again to the other lawyer and client. Sometimes things go wrong in the communication and there are misunderstandings, which cause delay, expense and conflict. Lawyers charge for their work by the hour.

Mediation is much more efficient, the price is fixed and you are much more in control of the conversation and therefore the cost.

Interested in Weekend Mediation?

Like to know more?

Save time, money and stress by avoiding lengthy court procedures

All stages of the Weekend Mediation process have fixed fees, giving you peace of mind about the financial burden of separation.

The intake process and individual intake meetings help determine if Mediation is right for your situation.