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Divorce Mediation Lawyer

Resolving conflicts through mediation, without going to court

Mediation serves as a transformative process for resolving conflicts and fostering meaningful dialogue. We recognise the immense power of mediation in helping parties find common ground and reach mutually beneficial agreements.


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Family Law Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Orbell Family Lawyers offers compassionate and effective Family Law Mediation, where we prioritise resolving parenting and financial disputes with efficiency and dignity.

Our approach aims to empower parties to reclaim their time, reduce costs, and alleviate the stress associated with Court proceedings. Through our dedicated mediation services, we foster open communication, creative solutions, and meaningful agreements that prioritise the well-being of all involved.

Our expert Mediation lawyers will guide you through the mediation process, providing a compassionate and streamlined alternative to court battles, so you can find resolution and move forward with confidence.

Benefits of mediation

  • Cost-effective – costs considerably less than going to Court
  • Time efficient – mediate when the time is right for you
  • Flexible – you decide what works for you and your family
  • Voluntary and collaborative process
  • Customised solutions
  • Enhanced communication
  • Confidentiality
  • Preservation of relationships
  • Empowerment and control
  • Reduced emotional stress

These benefits highlight why Family Law Mediation is recognised as a preferred method for resolving disputes in a more amicable, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

Choose a qualified mediation lawyer

Our qualifications and professional memberships include:

  • Admission to the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia
  • Accredited Specialists in Family Law, Law Society of NSW
  • Legal Practitioners, Law Society of NSW
  • Nationally Accredited Mediators, NMAS
  • Leading Family Lawyer, Doyles Guide 2023
  • Members of the Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • Members of the Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association
  • Members of the Central Coast Law Society

Questions aboutMediation & Dispute Resolution?

Questions about Mediation & Dispute Resolution?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process where parties involved in a family law dispute meet with a neutral third party, called a mediator, to work towards reaching a mutually acceptable agreement.

A mediator is an impartial third party who facilitates discussions and encourages communication between the parties. Unlike court proceedings, where a judge imposes a decision, the parties control the outcome in mediation. The mediator helps parties identify the issues and works towards a resolution that is acceptable to all parties involved.

Mediation is voluntary and allows parties to have more control over the outcome of their dispute.

Please contact us and we will provide details of the costs involved.

The Mediation Process
Contact us and book mediation

Call or email us and we will arrange a time for an introductory call to discuss whether our mediation service is right for you. We will then schedule a mutually convenient date and location for your Mediation. The mediation can be in person or via videoconference. We can facilitate the mediation at our Erina office free of charge.

Mediation Agreement

We will send you information about your mediation and our Mediation Agreement. Once you sign and return the Mediation Agreement, we will schedule a time for your 1:1 intake session with Kate O’Grady.

1:1 Meeting with Kate O’Grady

Each party will have a 1:1 meeting with Kate O’Grady prior to the joint mediation. During this meeting Kate will get to know you and will seek to understand what is important to you and what you are hoping to achieve from the mediation. This meeting usually lasts up to 1 hour.


The mediation will be conducted by Kate on the agreed date and time, either in person or via videoconference. Kate will assist you to resolve your family law matter, without the need for future conflict and costly and time-consuming court proceedings.


If you are able to reach an agreement and resolve some or all aspects of your matter on the day of the mediation, Kate will assist you to document the agreement, with the assistance of your lawyers.

60i Certificate

In the unfortunate event you aren’t able to reach an agreement, Kate is able to issue a s60i Certificate. This is the document you will need to file with the Court to show you attempted to resolve your matter, prior to starting a Court case.


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Schedule your 15-minute free consultation and take control of your matter today

Arrange your complimentary call with our experienced family lawyers to explore how we can assist you. Navigating with empathy and expertise, we listen, understand, and guide you towards a resolution.

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