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Mediation

Our expert family law mediators help people settle disputes without having to go to court, saving time, legal fees and court costs.

How much does family law mediation cost?

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Why you need a family law mediator

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Helping you reach the outcome you need

A successful mediation depends on the willingness of the parties to reach an agreement. We can provide you with the advice and guidance you need to help you reach a satisfactory conclusion at the end of the mediation process so you can move on with your life.

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Explaining the process of mediation

Mediation is a structured process that involves an unrelated third party assisting in resolving conflict between disputing parties. The process involves discussion and negotiation of separation agreements without necessarily involving the court. A family lawyer can help you understand the process of mediation so you are well prepared before beginning the process.

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Helping you consider your options and organise your thoughts

It is important to know what you are going to discuss before you begin mediation so you can be well prepared. We can help organise your thoughts so you can enter the process with a clear goal in mind but also with an understanding of where you may need to be flexible.

Dispute Resolution

Making suggestions on how to navigate mediation

Mediation can often be a difficult process to navigate without legal assistance. A family lawyer can provide expert legal advice to assist you in how to progress through the mediation process and avoid unnecessary stress or roadblocks.

Frequently asked questions

Mediation is a confidential process that involves an unrelated and unbiased third-party assisting disputing parties in coming to an agreement by facilitating conversation between the parties that promotes a mutually agreeable settlement.
The cost of mediation depends on each individual case. Factors that impact the cost include who is conducting the mediation and whether or not you are legally represented. There are some free mediation services, however the waitlist can be significant (three to six months). The cost of a private mediator depends on their experience and qualifications.
Mediation assists parties in resolving disputes without having to proceed to court. Attending mediation sessions can save you significant time and money if the outcome is successful. It is not the role of the mediator to decide the outcome, their role is to assist parties in coming to their own agreement.
Solving disputes in mediation is much less expensive than going through the courts. Mediation is a low risk alternative that usually results in high rates of success. You can reach an agreement that benefits both parties rather than having a ‘winner’ and a ‘loser’. You have the guidance of a professional mediator to assist you in coming to an agreement. Parties can opt out of mediation at any time if they feel it is not working for their situation.
You can attend mediation at any point during a conflict process. Mediation can be a preventative measure before a conflict even begins if the parties involved encounter a minor issue. The early stages of a dispute can also be made easier through mediation if parties are unable to reach an agreement between themselves.

Why choose us

We will tell you the truth at all times

We will be honest with you about your prospects of success, issues that arise or the commercial viability of your matter. The first time you come to see us, we will tell you whether you even need a lawyer.

We will respect you and your situation

Our job is not to judge anything you may have done. Our job is to guide your matter and actions moving forward to give you the best possible outcome for you, both legally and personally.

We will listen and understand your needs

We will hear not just what you want to achieve, but why you want to achieve it. We will tell you what you need to do to achieve the outcome you are after, legally, practically and emotionally.

We will stand by you all the way

Your matter doesn’t finish once a court order has been made. We will stay on your matter right up until all of the outstanding issues have been dealt with and the court orders are complied with.

We can help you through your divorce.

Forge Legal’s divorce lawyers are specialists in all areas of family law and can assist you with all legal matters in your divorce/separation.

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