Facilitating efficient communication and positive outcomes.

Perth Mediation Services
Facilitating efficient communication and positive outcome

Are you and your former partner struggling to agree on important issues such as care arrangements for your children and how to achieve a property settlement?

What you need is Mediation, a negotiation process focussed on fairness and efficient communication between disputing parties.

At Richardson Legal, we take the time to get to know you, your personal story and truly listen to be able to assist you during mediation. We are dedicated to working with clients to achieve positive outcomes in family law. Our mediators are often considered a lifeline in establishing and maintaining efficient communication with disputing parties.

Our very own Linda Richardson is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and brings with her broad experience combined with a creative, empathetic and reputable approach to achieve resolution.

What is Mediation

Mediation refers to the legal process where an impartial and appropriately qualified mediator is utilised to highlight issues, discuss options, consider alternatives and formulate decisions about outcomes.

These issues often include property settlement and parental agreements, including child custody.

The mediator facilitates communication between the parties, supporting them to both identify and respond to individual needs and interests.

Mediation is an alternative to traditional litigation, being commonly undertaken prior to, or in conjunction with, the Court process.

Understanding the Mediation process

The process of Mediation requires preparation if maximum benefits are what you seek to achieve.

The greater guidance and knowledge you obtain prior to commencement, the stronger likelihood of positive outcomes.

Working closely with a Perth family law mediator from Richardson Legal allows outlining and clarification of your legal rights. Importantly, your de facto or divorce mediation lawyer will confirm if your expectations are realistic within the circumstances at hand.

You can prepare yourself by identifying your ‘red lines,’ ‘non-negotiables,’ and resolutions you can ‘live with.’

Step by step

What is the process of family Mediation?

Family Mediation can be accessed at any time during the course of the litigation process in family law disputes.

A mediator will listen to and assist parties in the settling of disputes that cover a wide range of areas, such as:

Spousal maintenance
The contravention and enforcement of existing Orders, and more.

Even when both parties are already in mutual agreement with most issues, Mediation is beneficial in other niche areas such as the relocation of children and distribution of superannuation entitlements and their particulars.

Our Managing Director, Linda Richardson is a Nationally Accredited Mediator, who has had extensive experience in many successful Mediations.

When families and former partners fail to see eye to eye, you need a mediator who really listens.