THE WAY MADE CLEAR
Until you make that tentative first phone call to Gloria Hawke and Saranne Segal, Sydney’s foremost resolvers of family and couple disputes. Gloria and Saranne’s deep empathy, compassion and commitment have helped thousands of partners and parents rebuild burnt bridges and find common ground.
In more than 80% of cases, Gloria and Saranne have progressively, successfully, guided their clients to agreement on a wide range of financial and parenting matters. Time and again, their structured, unbiased, non-judgmental and innovative approach to mediation has achieved degrees of consensus where none was thought possible.
Together, their practice has transformed family law mediation from an administrative hurdle into an empowering tool for disputing couples to regain control over their new destinies. To find out more please call (02) 8036 5596.
What is Mediation?
The Easier, Quicker and Cheaper Solution for Separating/Divorcing Couples and Families Since July 2007, the Family Law Act has required divorcing couples with children, who are unable to resolve their parenting matters themselves, to attempt mediation before the matter can be heard before the Family Court. This was a landmark moment as the process of mediation provides a far cheaper and less stressful alternative to the Court process.
There are few times more stressful in our lives than going through a separation or divorce, particularly where children are involved.
Relationships once based on co-operation and understanding can quickly descend into mistrust and acrimony. When viewpoints differ, obtaining agreement can often seem an impossible task, exacerbated by an adversarial legal system that inevitably pits parent against parent.
If you are separated or divorcing, mediation provides a forum for you to discuss all the difficult issues of your individual situation. This is done in a space that is structured and safe, in the presence of a mediator, a person with no agenda or bias about your situation.
“As highly experienced family mediators, we help resolve your divorce and parenting disputes by tailoring our service around the needs of your particular situation.”
As family mediation specialists, we have a unique in-depth understanding of the complexities of a marriage breakdown and the difficulties you may face when your family unit is divided.
It is for this reason that we work together to help guide you and you ex-partner to make important decisions that are always focused on your children, their individual needs and what will work best for your family during and after the divorce.
The aim of mediation is to create agreements between you and your ex-partner that are specific, realistic and which will help you all move forward to the next chapter of your lives.
“Mediation provides the possibility of peace, a space to be heard and a place to talk through your issues while creating practical solutions for a more amicable future.”