Finances and Property

Mediation to discuss the division of assets and debts, child support and spousal maintenance following separation from your spouse or de facto partner.

We provide our mediation services to represented and self-represented parties.

The Family Law Rules requires prospective parties to genuinely try to resolve their financial dispute before starting a proceeding in the Court. Family Dispute Resolution is a 'genuine step' in that regard.

We engage in Guided Separation which involves mediation for self-represented parties, led by a legally qualified mediator. Our process includes:

  • Detailed intake sessions where we promote party understanding of the legal landscape within which they will make their own decisions;
  • Understanding party obligations in their duty of disclosure;
  • Preparing for property mediation;
  • Referrals to lawyers, accountants, mortgage brokers, valuers and other experts as required;
  • Understanding party obligations to take genuine steps in their matter.

Reaching agreement by way of mediation might:

  • Assist you make your own decisions
  • Greatly reduce the financial and emotional costs of legal proceedings
  • Allow you to move forward and make a new life for yourself
  • Reduce conflict and possibly improve your continuing relationship
  • Improve communication with your former spouse/ partner

If an agreement is reached it can be formalised by either:

  • Binding Financial Agreement; or
  • Applying to the Family Court Federal Circuit Court of Australia for Consent Orders.

We assist clients in this regard by preparing detailed Heads of Agreement, or when clients are legally represented, Minutes of Consent.

Testimonial: "I personally would like to thank Kate and her team for the time given to us on our journey of separation. Kate is heartfelt, compassionate, empathetic, but in the same breath has a wonderful sense of humour. She makes you feel very comfortable in a time that can be very traumatic. I feel very blessed I reached out to Kate. You will find Kate to be professional in every way."

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