Congratulations on making this positive step toward making things better for you and your family!
Are you ready to make your co-parenting better? Is it time for change?
Sometimes you can feel stuck. There are so many things that need sorting out when your separation is new.
Other times, things have gotten so out of hand that you’re overwhelmed and can’t figure out how it can be different.
Choosing to mediate is one step that will start you on your way to making things different.
The mediation process
Taking the first step
Before you reach mediation day, you will (you’ll need to meet) with Kirsty to talk through what’s been going on (with?) and your specific concerns as well as the outcomes you’d like to achieve at mediation.
This is called an intake meeting and it generally takes 60-90 minutes.
Book your intake meeting now. Click here and you’ll be taken to the booking page, where you can schedule an available time to suit you.
Payment is due before the meeting if you’re paying by direct deposit. The cost is $165.
You’ll receive an invoice via email, once your intake session has been confirmed.
During your intake meeting
Following your intake meeting
After your intake meeting, your ex-spouse will be invited to mediation. If it’s possible, it’s a good idea to talk to your ex-partner about your wish to use mediation as a way to make a plan for the future. That way, it’s not a shock for them to hear from Kirsty.
Their intake meeting
Next, it will be their turn for an intake meeting.
All conversations with Kirsty are fully confidential, so nothing you spoke about at your intake will be shared, and similarly, nothing your ex-partner talks about will be discussed with you – unless either of you ask Kirsty to talk about something with the other parent. Of course, there are mandatory reporting obligations on all professionals working with families, to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
Following the intake Meetings
Once you and your children’s other parent have both had your intake meetings, you will be offered possible dates for mediation. Upon agreeing on a date, you’ll be emailed an Agreement to Mediate that needs to be signed and returned to Kirsty.
Finally, you’ll each individually participate in a pre-mediation and negotiation coaching session. During this meeting, Kirsty will support you to learn new skills for communicating with your ex-partner and also make sure you’re fully prepared for mediation day.
It’s best if this session happens in the week leading up to mediation day.
All you need to do right now though, is book your intake meeting. Click here and you’ll be taken to the booking page. Payment is due before the meeting if you’re paying by direct deposit. You’ll receive an invoice via email, once your intake session has been confirmed.