If you need a family mediator in Perth, you might be wondering how you’re going to choose the right family mediator for your circumstances.
It can be hard to decide which family mediator to use simply by looking online, so here are our tips on how to choose the right family mediator for you.
Know What You Want From Mediation
The first step in finding the right family mediator is knowing what you want from family mediation in the first place.
Make a list of priorities that you would ideally like to see outcomes for – things like living arrangements, financial considerations and property and asset division.
Until you understand what you need from mediation, getting any outcomes will be impossible.
Ask For Referrals
If you know anyone who has used a family mediator before, ask them if they would recommend the person they used.
By getting personal testimonials, you’ll know that a particular mediator is worth putting on your initial shortlist of options.
The Right Experience
Make sure any family mediator you choose has the right experience for your situation.
There’s no point hiring a mediator for your divorce if they specialise in employment disputes.
Some mediators work across multiple areas of mediation, so choosing one that specialises in family and divorce mediation could be a better decision for you if that’s what you need mediation for.
Speak To The Mediator
Any good family mediator will be happy to have a chat with you about your circumstances to see if they’re the right fit for you.
Knowing that the mediator is competent and confident to take on your mediation with the aim of reaching fair outcomes for both parties can help you feel reassured you’ve chosen the right person.
Read Their Testimonials
Finally, read their testimonials. There are so many sources of testimonials these days. Many businesses add testimonials to their websites so that’s a good place to start.
Another place to find reviews of businesses is on independent sites like Google and Facebook.
If the mediator has a Google My Business listing or a Facebook page, see if they have any recent reviews on them. These can show you not only how happy previous clients have been, but also how they interact with their clients online.
If you’re wondering how to choose the right family mediator for your separation or divorce, we hope these tips will help you find the right person for the job.
Want to have a confidential and obligation-free chat with our family mediation specialist in Perth?
Call Ian today on 0418 928 448 or send an enquiry online now.