Family Law

couple undertaking a family law mediation

Tips For Finding a Good Family Mediator

Finding a great family mediator is important because you want to ensure the best for you and your family. Family law within itself is quite complicated; a good family mediator can make the process as easy and pain-free as possible and allow for a more mutually beneficial outcome.

When it comes to family law mediation in Sydney, there are a lot of different options available for you. This is why you need to take the process seriously and allow for enough time to find the right family mediator for both parties.

There are a few things you can do to help you find the right family mediator, have a read on below:

 

Read Reviews

When searching for family law mediation in Sydney, many websites and mediators will actually have testimonials or reviews. It is important that you read through them to get a better understanding of who the mediator is and if they will suit you and your individual situation.

It is also a good idea to try and find external reviews (i.e. not just ones from their website) because they are probably only going to post the most positive ones on their site. Look for places like their Google My Business profile or on their social media profiles.

 

Understand What You Want

Each different family mediator will offer something slightly different. So, it is therefore important that you have a clear idea of what you want to get out of your family mediation session/s so you can find the right person for the job.

When separating it can get confusing and difficult quite quickly. In order to try to make a good decision, you should look to make a list of all the things you want to achieve in your meditation and what you want to decide on.

After you know what you want, it becomes a lot easier to find someone who is able to help you. One of the most important benefits of family mediation is trying to come to an agreement so both parties do not have to go to court. Going to Family Court can be a real drain on resources, so it should try to be avoided if possible.

 

Arrange a Call with the Mediator

Before you make your final decision, it is a good idea to speak with your shortlist of mediators just to understand how they typically go about family mediation. All top-quality mediators will not hesitate to jump on a quick call and explain a couple of things for you.

This will also give you a little bit of time to think if you’ll be able to work well with the mediator. Everyone has different personalities and sometimes people just rub each other the wrong way, so you want to ensure you are going to get on with your mediator.

 

Experienced

There are a lot of different issues that can arise during family meditation and every family is different. You want to ensure that your chosen meditator has specific experience in dealing with the issues you are currently facing during your divorce or separation.

This is why it is important that you know what you want and make a list of all the issues you are trying to resolve. Ask for examples from the meditator of past experiences where they have helped resolving the specific issues you are currently facing.

 

Different meditators also have varying areas of expertise and some work across a number of different areas. So, that is why looking at past experience is important, you don’t want to waste your time with a meditator that doesn’t really know what they are doing.

Read More