What is mediation?
The shot answer is mediation is a confidential conversation, facilitated by a mediator (like me :-)) which gives you the opportunity to talk about everything you need to in a safe environment.
Ultimately, it is a process that you can use to share your concerns and begin problem solving. The process itself, is confidential and it is a great option when you an out-of-the-box solution that works for everyone involved.
The whole aim is to help you find a way forward without needing to take matters any further. As your mediator, I am there to help you raise your concerns, create solutions and draw up any agreements. Indeed, it is a great way to go from stuck to unstuck saving you time, saving you money and saving you stress.
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THE TWO TYPES OF MEDIATION WE CAN HELP WITH:
I’M LORRIE & I AM your mediator
I have over 15 years experience in the family law industry and everyday I work with families who are struggling with conflict that can be avoided.
But more than that; I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend and a colleague. Which means, I deal with relationships just like you. In fact, I navigate conflict, personalities, likes and dislikes every day.
Yet if my personal life and professional life teaches me anything it is that our ego’s have so much to answer for when it comes to conflict.
So let me show you how to remove the blame in your arguments, take away the “if only statements” and start to feel better about yourself and your relationships.
What can you do to help?
If your partner (or ex) is caught off guard, then the process will take longer to organise.
However, if you want it done quickly, here are some things you can do:
1. Raise the idea of mediation with your partner (or ex).
2. Offer to pay for the cost yourself
3. Talk to each other about how it can help your relationship.
Most importantly, be prepared to explain what is going on in a clear and positive way.
Yes, it can be difficult, but it’s also important to try and stay calm, and understanding of the other person.
Remember, when you ask questions and be curious you will find answers you did think were possible.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
If mediation is already in progress – continue with it (however it doesn’t mean we can’t work together). Instead, let me help you prepare so you know exactly what to expect.
As a private mediator I charge for my time in organising and conducting the mediation. Whilst there are service provides who charge no or low cost, rarely will you find one who has staff with as much experience as I do and are able to get you in a quickly as I can.
Absolutely not. I love conducting them face to face in the Central Highlands and for Relationship Mediations it is worth it.
It depends on the type of mediation. Relationship Mediations are generally split up over 3 sessions, however Family Mediations will be held on the one day.
Yes absolutely. If you have another mediation already scheduled we can help you prepare for mediation. This way, you will know what to expect, be able to articulate your issues and provide workable and feasible options.