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De Facto Separations: What You Need To Know

De Facto Separations: What You Need To Know

Are you going through a separation but aren’t married? If you’re wondering exactly what defines a de facto relationship this is what you need to know about de facto separations. What is a de facto relationship? Australian Family Law defines a de facto relationship as...

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Preparing For Separation And Divorce

Preparing For Separation And Divorce

Are you preparing for separation and divorce? Find out what you need to do as you begin to prepare for your separation or divorce in Australia. Assess your financial position Finances play a big role in many divorces, so you need to get your finances organised. Before...

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What Am I Entitled To In A Separation

What Am I Entitled To In A Separation

A question I often hear from my family mediation clients is “what am I entitled to in a separation?”. Here’s some background about entitlements to property distribution upon separation in Australia. 3 Main Areas Of Entitlements In A Divorce/Separation If you and your...

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7 Questions To Ask During Family Mediation

7 Questions To Ask During Family Mediation

If you’re about to undertake family mediation, you might be looking for what to expect and how to prepare for your sessions. Here are 7 important questions to ask during family mediation that will help you get the most out of the time you have. What Are The Issues We...

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8 Things To Discuss In Divorce Mediation

8 Things To Discuss In Divorce Mediation

If you’re heading into mediation with your ex soon you might be making a list of things to discuss in divorce mediation. Here’s a list of 8 key things you can discuss in your divorce mediation session. 8 Key Things To Discuss In Divorce Mediation Division Of Property...

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How To Find A Good Divorce Mediator

How To Find A Good Divorce Mediator

Are you wondering how to find a good divorce mediator? Here are some things to look out for when you’re looking to hire a divorce mediator in Perth or anywhere in Australia. Family Dispute Resolution Register The easiest way to find a divorce mediator is simply to...

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Can I Refuse Divorce Mediation?

Can I Refuse Divorce Mediation?

It’s not uncommon to hear the question ‘can I refuse divorce mediation?’ when people first contact me to discuss their divorce or separation. Let’s explore whether you can refuse divorce mediation and what the consequences may be. Can I Refuse Divorce Mediation? You...

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What Happens If Divorce Mediation Fails

What Happens If Divorce Mediation Fails

I am often asked what happens if divorce mediation fails? While it does not happen often, there are circumstances where an agreement cannot be reached at mediation or a party refuses to mediate at all. Here’s what you need to know when divorce mediation fails. The...

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8 Tips For Communication After Divorce

8 Tips For Communication After Divorce

Communication with your ex can be a tricky path to navigate, so here are 8 simple and effective tips for communication after divorce. Tip 1 - Keep Things Open It’s fairly common after any divorce for ex-spouses to find themselves experiencing difficulties...

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5 Common Family Law Mediation Questions

5 Common Family Law Mediation Questions

As a family mediation specialist in Perth, I get asked a lot of questions about the family law mediation process. In this blog, I’ll share the 5 most common family law mediation questions I get and my answers to them. Question 1 - How Do I Get My Ex To Agree To...

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6 Common Reasons Relationships Fail

6 Common Reasons Relationships Fail

Relationships end for a multitude of reasons but there are some universally common reasons why relationships fail. Lack Of Trust Trust is one of the hardest things to earn and one of the easiest to lose. It can take years to develop trust in any loving relationship,...

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7 Tips To Effectively Co-Parent After Divorce

7 Tips To Effectively Co-Parent After Divorce

If you’re looking for tips to effectively co-parent after divorce, you’ve come to the right place. As a divorce mediator in Perth, many of the couples I work with are navigating co-parenting following a relationship breakdown. Here are my tips on how to effectively...

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The Best Books On Parenting After Divorce

The Best Books On Parenting After Divorce

Divorced parents with kids come from all walks of life. Rich, poor, young and old. Some were married for a few months, while others for almost a lifetime. But the two things they have in common, is that they have to raise their children and are emotionally affected by...

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Why You Should Mediate When You Get Divorced

Why You Should Mediate When You Get Divorced

Mediation is a common way to resolve issues between parties, facilitated by a neutral person. After you have separated and plan to get divorced, mediation should be your first step. Here’s why you should mediate when you get divorced.   It Saves You Money  ...

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Do I Need A Lawyer For Divorce Mediation?

Do I Need A Lawyer For Divorce Mediation?

A question I am often asked is ‘do I need a lawyer for divorce mediation?’. It’s a simple question and the answer depends on your circumstances. Many couples get divorced using mediation only, without using a lawyer. However, it’s best to be on the same page when it...

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What To Expect At Divorce Mediation

What To Expect At Divorce Mediation

If you are looking to hire a divorce mediator, you’re probably wondering what to expect at divorce mediation. Ian Shann has been a nationally accredited mediator since 2008 and has developed a thorough divorce mediation process that helps separating couples to sort...

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How To Separate Amicably

How To Separate Amicably

In this blog we're going to talk about how to separate amicably. How can you separate in an amicable way when you are getting divorced? Contrary to popular belief, it IS possible to end a relationship on good terms. And, especially when you have children together,...

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What Are The Stages Of Divorce Mediation?

What Are The Stages Of Divorce Mediation?

You have jointly made the decision to divorce and have agreed to make this process as painless as possible by doing it through mediation. This, alone, is a major step to take but you may be a little apprehensive of the process you are about to go through. You might be...

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Is Divorce Mediation Legally Binding?

Is Divorce Mediation Legally Binding?

Many clients ask ‘is divorce mediation legally binding?’. Once couples have made the decision to divorce, they usually want to ensure that this painful will be achieved quickly, without undue stress and not costing an arm and a leg. The best way to achieve this is...

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How To Tell Your Kids About Divorce

How To Tell Your Kids About Divorce

If you’re wondering how to tell your kids about divorce, you’re probably aware that this might be the most difficult conversation you will ever have with your children. Let’s face reality – it’s already been traumatic enough for you, and it will be traumatic for them...

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How To Choose A Divorce Mediator

How To Choose A Divorce Mediator

If you’ve recently separated, you might be looking at how to divorce quickly and without having to pay many thousands of dollars in legal fees. One way to move on from your marriage is by using a divorce mediator – but you might be wondering how do I choose a divorce...

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How To Prepare For Family Mediation

How To Prepare For Family Mediation

Lots of mediating couples who come to Move On Mediation ask us how to prepare for family mediation. Preparation for your mediation session will make a huge difference to how effective the session is, so we do recommend doing some preparation before the day. At Move On...

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