Mediation is an alternate dispute resolution approach that separating couples can use to resolve conflict after their relationship breaks down.

In mediation, the separating couple agree to appoint a qualified mediator who is a neutral, family law professional. The mediator works to help the participants clearly define the issues in dispute and provide a communication process so they can have a rational and focussed exchange and reach an agreement.

The mediator does not make decisions for the participants. The mediator instead helps the participants make their own decisions they believe are in their and their family’s best interest.

Mediation may not work for all families. Participants must want to resolve these issues and be willing to work toward that goal.

Family lawyers at Jones Mitchell Lawyers are experienced in working with clients through the mediation process. Jones Mitchell partner Warwick (Rick) Jones is a qualified mediator.

For more information about mediation, visit our mediation FAQs, read our published articles or contact us to speak with one of our experienced Jones Mitchell family lawyers.