We offer Family Mediation for Parenting and Property issues. We can assist you and your ex-partner reach mediated property agreements and parenting plans.
Each party needs to attend an individual pre-mediation session with a mediator that takes approximately one hour. These individual pre-mediation sessions need to take place before a mediation can be scheduled with both parties. Once you have had a pre-mediation with a mediator, the mediator will invite your ex-partner to make an appointment for a pre-mediation with them. You don’t need to bring anything to your first pre-mediation appointment. Please note that there are consequences if you do not respond to an invite from Positive Solutions to make a pre-mediation about parenting issues.
For more information about such consequences & our mediation processes download our Parenting mediation booklet.
To make an appointment call us on (03) 62235612
What’s the cost for family mediation?
Each party pays their own fees based on their income. We charge each person $1 per thousand dollars earned each year, per hour. For example, if you earn $50,000 per year your fee will be $50 per hour.
Our minimum fee is $30 per hour and if you are unable to meet this cost, you can talk with your Mediator about making an application for reduction of fees to the General Manager.
The first three hours are free (one pre-mediation and one mediation for each party).
After the first three hours, each party will pay their own fees based on their income as is done in Hobart.
Child Inclusive and child focused mediation
If you and your ex-partner want to create a parenting plan, we recommend children and young people over the age of 4 see one of our Child Consultants. Children can play therapeutically or talk to the Consultant about their feelings. If your child/ren are under the age of 4 but you would like support and guidance from a Child Consultant, Child Consultants can be included in a child focused mediation.
To find out more about our Child Inclusive and Child Focused Mediation processes & cost, please call us or download our Parenting mediation booklet.
Cost of Child Inclusive mediation is $20 per parent per hour the child/ren spend with the Consultant.
Cost of Child Focused mediation is the standard hourly mediation fee for each parent.
Other Family Mediation programs:
If you are a young person wanting to talk with your parents about your spending time arrangements or perhaps a step-parent wanting practical support and tools to step-parent, we offer;
- Whole of Family Mediation where all members of a family including grandparents, parents, step-parents, children and step-children can come together to discuss and resolve issues.
- Step-Family Support as Positive Solutions is Step Families Tasmania. We can provide one-on-one, couple and family counselling and family mediation to help practically support step-families.
To find out more about these services and the cost, contact us.