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What Not To Say in Family Mediation

What Not To Say in Family Mediation

Many family mediators talk about what issues you should raise in your family mediation sessions but what about what NOT to say in family mediation. Sometimes what you don’t say is just as important as what you do say. Here are my thoughts on things it might be better...

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Who Pays The Mortgage After Separation?

Who Pays The Mortgage After Separation?

Who pays the mortgage after separation in Australia? Mortgage payments are a significant challenge that many couples face when divorcing or separating and often requires professional legal and financial advice. As far as the law is concerned, the person in whose name...

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Filing For Divorce? Read This First

Filing For Divorce? Read This First

Are you considering filing for divorce? Read this blog from accredited family mediator Ian Shann first! Decide You Definitely Want To File For Divorce This may be one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever have to make, so think hard and make sure you are happy...

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Who Pays For Family Mediation?

Who Pays For Family Mediation?

As a family mediator in Perth I am often asked “who pays for family mediation”? There are a few options when it comes to who pays for family mediation, so read on to find out more about our family mediation fees at Move On Mediation. Other family mediators may have a...

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What Does A Family Mediator Do?

What Does A Family Mediator Do?

What does a family mediator do? For starters, family mediators can help you separate or divorce amicably, instead of becoming embroiled in an adversarial battle over every last possession or about who gets to see the kids and when. In this post I’m going to answer...

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Is Family Mediation Legally Binding?

Is Family Mediation Legally Binding?

A question I often get as a family mediator in Perth is ‘is family mediation legally binding?’. In this blog I’ll share the ins and outs of how to ensure your family mediation becomes legally binding and enforceable as part of your separation or divorce process. What...

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How Long Does Family Mediation Take?

How Long Does Family Mediation Take?

Probably the most common question I hear when I first speak to a new client is “how long does family mediation take?” While there is no guaranteed fixed time, what I can say for sure is that family mediation takes a lot less time than going through a drawn-out battle...

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Family Mediation Tips You Need To Know

Family Mediation Tips You Need To Know

With so many couples looking to separate through family mediation rather than battling it out in Family Court over months or even years, I’ve put some important family mediation tips you need to know. These tips may help you prepare for family mediation and through...

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How to Find a Good Family Mediator

How to Find a Good Family Mediator

There are many family mediators out there but how do you find a good family mediator? Here are some tips on how to find a good family mediator. Ask Friends & Family Although in today’s world we can find virtually any information we want at a click of a button,...

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11 Important Benefits Of Family Mediation

11 Important Benefits Of Family Mediation

The benefits of family mediation are many – from saving time, money and considerable stress, to having a more amicable relationship with your ex after you separate. But there are plenty more as well – here are 11 of the most important benefits of family mediation. 1....

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Separating With Kids

Separating With Kids

Separation is never easy and separating with kids adds another dimension to the process. So many things will change, not just for you, but for your children as well. Anticipating these changes can help you prepare for a less stressful transition to your new reality....

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How To Prepare For Grey Divorce

How To Prepare For Grey Divorce

Here are some tips from Ian Shann - a lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in the field and now a trusted family mediator in Perth - on how to prepare for grey divorce. What Is A Grey Divorce? The term “grey divorce” refers to couples over 50 years of age who...

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How Much Does Family Mediation Cost?

How Much Does Family Mediation Cost?

How much does family mediation cost? This is a common and very understandable question when people are considering the process of family mediation. I tell people right up front that my standard fixed fee is $2,250 (plus GST) – which can be divided between the parties...

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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, whether you're in Perth or across Australia. How to Find a Good Divorce Mediator in Australia Family Dispute Resolution Register...

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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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