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Family & Community Mediation

Family & Community Mediation

Using Mediation to resolve Conflicts

Mediation is a voluntary meeting between people who have a dispute. Facilitated by an impartial mediator, the process aims to negotiate an acceptable resolution for all.

Mediation can be an effective tool when you are in a situation that needs resolution but you can’t find away forward with the person/people you are in conflict with.

What types of issues can be mediated?

There are a range of disputes that can benefit from mediation. Issues between family members, issue with or about older family members, disputes between friendship groups, and community disputes including neighbourhood.

Parent/Adolescent disputes are also accommodated, as are workplace issues.

What are the benefits of mediation?

Mediation is practical, relatively informal, and unencumbered by courtroom procedures or legal costs. Mediation can be significantly faster, less expensive and emotionally draining than going to court.

Mediation empowers the parties to retain control of the critical decisions that affect their personal and financial interests. It enables parties to fashion their own solution rather than have one imposed upon them.

Because mediation is a co-operative process, it can help to rebuild relationships that have been damaged by unresolved conflict.

How much does it cost?

LifeWorks is a not-for-profit organisation. While the cost of some services are partially subsidised by government funding, fees are charged to cover the remaining costs.

In mediation each participant pays a fee based on a sliding scale, according to their own gross income. Our Customer Service staff will advise the fee based on this scale when the initial appointment is booked.

More Information?

For more information you can call us on 8650 6200 or email lifeworks@lifeworks.com.au to discuss your situation in more detail.