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CountryWide Mediation was one of the very first family mediation services
to be set up in the country and it is now among the primary companies of family mediation in the Perth.

We have an unrivalled depth of knowledge, skill and experience in dealing with and solving problems dispute and disagreements within households.

All members of our family mediation group are professionally accredited (FMCA) through the Household Mediation Council.

We have our own devoted mediation premises in a quiet yet central area, with 3 mediation spaces, different waiting areas, a reception area with extra seating and a back office.

We are able to offer first meeting/ MIAMs visits (for individuals) within 24hours and appointments for mediation conferences (for both celebrations), within 5 working days.

We offer both lawfully helped and independently funded mediation covering all Perth.

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If the other moms and dad wants you to go to mediation

You might have been gotten in touch with by a mediator or the other parent may have asked you to try mediation. It’s important to comprehend what mediation is and how it could assist your scenario.

Due to the fact that they desire assistance to reach a choice about arrangements for your children, the other moms and dad may have approached an expert arbitrator. Or you might have been welcomed to a ‘Mediation Details and Assessment Fulfilling’ or ‘MIAM’, which is a legal requirement prior to the other moms and dad can apply to court.

Should I go to mediation?

It may have come as a surprise to you that your ex wishes to change something concerning the plans for your kid or children. A letter from a conciliator might have been entirely unforeseen. If you’re great with the plans as they are, why should you get in touch with the conciliator?

Mediation can help you and the other parent willpower issues without going to court. Making an application for a court order often takes longer and may be more costly and stressful. Mediation might just be a chance to talk with somebody independent about your parenting circumstance.

You must contact the conciliator to learn more. Don’t fret that the other parent has actually selected the mediator, they’ll constantly be totally independent. You might concur and discover on one together if you ‘d choose to utilize another mediator.

If you have actually been invited to a MIAM, you’re anticipated to go – unless you’re exempt. If you do not attend, the mediator can sign a document allowing the other moms and dad to get a court order about your child arrangements.


In mediation, both you and the other parent will be able to raise things that are necessary to you and work to agree a service. A judge will choose for you and it will be lawfully binding if a case goes to court.Household mediation works for many individuals but it is wrong for everyone. It will not be suitable if, for instance, there’s been domestic abuse or you’re fretted about the security of the kids. If it could be suitable for your scenario, the conciliator will help you understand.If there are no safety issues, however, there are other methods you could reach a contract and try if you do not believe mediation is right for you. The least expensive and simplest way to make arrangements is to negotiate with the other parent. There are complimentary tools and services that can assist you.

What happens in mediation?

If you go to mediation, you’ll discover what the other moms and dad wants to discuss. You’ll get the opportunity to discuss the scenario from your point of view too. You don’t need to see the other parent if you do not wish to (you can be in different spaces), and the arbitrator can schedule you to arrive at different times.

The conciliator will be independent, even if they operate from a solicitor’s workplace, and won’t take sides. They’ll support you both.

Whatever you state in mediation is private. Information won’t be shown anybody else without your authorization (unless for instance, there’s a securing risk or a criminal offence is divulged).

You and your ex will have the ability to raise things that are necessary to you and the conciliator can assist produce a list of subjects to talk through.

Mediation can help you remain in control. It’s voluntary and no-one will make you do anything against your wishes.

The arbitrator will help you and the other parent (individually or together) go through all your problems, think of your options, choose whether they would work well in practice and come to a contract about what’s best. They can likewise explain how you can make your arrangement lawfully binding, if you wish to.

How much does it cost?

Mediation can be much cheaper than going to court.

Advice Now has a guide to using mediation following separation, which includes information about expenses.

Average expense of MIAM per person
₤ 90.

If you participate in together, it may be more affordable.

You might not have to spend for the MIAM or mediation if you or the other parent are eligible for legal help. The mediator can help you check.

First you have a MIAM, which is the very first conference. The other parent sees the arbitrator too. You can have your MIAM on your own with the arbitrator so you can talk about any concerns you have.

It generally takes location with the other moms and dad over several sessions if you continue with mediation. If you choose, you can be in separate rooms. Each session lasts about 90 minutes.

Mediation can assist you and the other moms and dad willpower problems without going to court. Mediation could just be an opportunity to talk to someone independent about your parenting circumstance.

If there are no security issues, nevertheless, there are other ways you might attempt and reach a contract if you do not think mediation is ideal for you. If you go to mediation, you’ll find out what the other parent desires to talk about. If you continue with mediation, it usually takes location with the other parent over numerous sessions.

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About Mediation in WikiPedia

Mediation is a structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process. Mediation is a “party-centered” process in that it is focused primarily upon the needs, rights, and interests of the parties. The mediator uses a wide variety of techniques to guide the process in a constructive direction and to help the parties find their optimal solution. A mediator is facilitative in that she/he manages the interaction between parties and facilitates open communication. Mediation is also evaluative in that the mediator analyzes issues and relevant norms (“reality-testing”), while refraining from providing prescriptive advice to the parties (e.g., “You should do…”).

Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. Disputants may mediate disputes in a variety of domains, such as commercial, legal, diplomatic, workplace, community, and family matters.

The term mediation broadly refers to any instance in which a third party helps others reach an agreement. More specifically, mediation has a structure, timetable, and dynamics that “ordinary” negotiation lacks. The process is private and confidential, possibly enforced by law. Participation is typically voluntary. The mediator acts as a neutral third party and facilitates rather than directs the process. Mediation is becoming a more peaceful and internationally accepted solution to end the conflict. Mediation can be used to resolve disputes of any magnitude.

The term mediation, however, due to language as well as national legal standards and regulations is not identical in content in all countries but rather has specific connotations, and there are some differences between Anglo-Saxon definitions and other countries, especially countries with a civil, statutory law tradition.

Mediators use various techniques to open, or improve, dialogue and empathy between disputants, aiming to help the parties reach an agreement. Much depends on the mediator’s skill and training. As the practice gained popularity, training programs, certifications, and licensing followed, which produced trained and professional mediators committed to the discipline.

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