Family mediation / FDR

Need a safe, structured, solution-focussed process to discuss difficult issues?


Family Mediation can help all families find constructive solutions to their issues.


All families: partners, parents, siblings, parents and children, extended and blended families and family businesses. All issues: whether to separate, caring for children after separation, how to divide our assets if we separate, elderly parent care, wills, business succession, surrogacy arrangements.


Mediation is a solution-focussed process that is safe, supportive, fair, tailor-made, confidential and affordable.


It helps you your family members listen to each other, clarify options and jointly and respectfully make decisions.


You are the experts in your lives. You get to develop and choose the outcomes that might meet all your needs.


In family mediation I can help you:


  • communicate calmly
  • express your needs and goals
  • develop constructive solutions
  • make appropriate choices
  • build a child-focused co-parenting partnership
  • develop a parenting plan
  • stay out of court
  • preserve important long term relationships.

Mediation Process


My family mediations usually look like this.


In the pre-mediation session I gather information and help you prepare for the mediation. I ask what you need, consider if mediation is right for your family, explore options and model solutions with you, and help you consider what others involved might be wanting, or your children needing.  There may be a second pre-mediation session, depending on the complexity of the issues you wish to discuss and your readiness to mediate.


It may also take more than one mediation to reach agreement. Before we begin it is important that you each to want to mediate, have obtained legal advice, and that your lawyers support mediation.


Every family mediation is different and adapted to suit your needs. Your children’s voices may be included in the mediation, or your lawyers directly participate.


I’d love to help your family. Let’s talk about how.