Divorce Mediation Online
Conduct Divorce Mediation Online
Get professional family law mediation online with O’Sullivan Mediation
Are you looking for a way to settle your divorce dispute without engaging in a costly and stressful court battle with your ex? Are you seeking a way to conduct this process digitally so that you don’t have to travel to a face-to-face meeting with your ex? Do you or your ex live interstate or overseas?
Luckily, we provide family law mediation online via the use of Skype, Zoom and Microsoft TEAMS (whichever works best for you). Our services enable you to engage with an accredited and experienced, divorce mediator in Australia over the internet, so that you can resolve issues like child-care arrangements and your property settlement without needing to travel or speak with your ex in-person.
How does it work?
See how we deliver convenient and effective divorce mediation online
Leveraging the convenient and easy-to-use mechanism of video conferencing technology (Skype, Zoom, or Microsoft TEAMS), we deliver professional family law mediation online to deal with all manner of divorce-related disputes.
The process is simple:
- Contact us at O’Sullivan Mediation and request that you would like to engage in mediation online.
- We will then contact you to book an initial online meeting between just you and your mediator to answer your questions and prepare you for your mediation.
- An initial meeting is then booked between the mediator and your ex to prepare them for your mediation.
- The parties agree on a date and time with the mediator for their joint session, and the method of conferencing (Skype, Zoom, or Microsoft TEAMS).
- The mediator will invite both parties to a conference call on the chosen platform.
- The mediator meets with you and your ex for your joint mediation session to resolve your dispute.
Depending on the complexity of the dispute being dealt with, it may take one or multiple sessions to resolve. At O’Sullivan Mediation, our professionals who conduct online mediations aim to resolve your matter in as few sessions as possible without compromising on the quality or fairness of the agreements you reach.
Why engage in family law mediation online?
Learn why it’s so much better to resolve your dispute this way
It is commonly understood that the family law system in Australia is already overburdened with litigious cases waiting to be heard by a judge. This is why the family law system generally encourages disputing parties to attempt any and all means of dispute resolution before taking their matter to court, which is usually the last resort.
Not only is litigation extraordinarily costly and time-consuming, it can also cause high levels of stress and anxiety that contributes to the further breakdown of relationships (that may have otherwise remained largely amicable). Of course, the worst affected by a lengthy family court battle are the children of a broken-down marriage or relationship, since they are often caught in the middle of parents in conflict with one another.
There is almost always room to negotiate a dispute via mediation online
While many divorces and separations can be emotionally charged and clouded with feelings of resentment, most of the time, there is still a path for adults to engage in an alternative dispute resolution process, such as online mediation, rather than going to court. Many separated people who thought they could not bear seeing, let alone negotiating with, their ex have been able to crate workable agreements that are far superior to anything determined by a judge in the Family Court.
Issues like infidelity and other forms of deception can create sizeable rifts between disputing parties, but even in these situations, negotiation is often a better choice.
Why is divorce mediation online better than going to court?
Not only is a court battle far more costly and time-consuming for both parties, but it frequently leads to less-desirable outcomes much of the time. This is because a court case often results in a winner and a loser as mandated by the presiding judge and can leave one of the parties feeling beaten or resentful.
While you might not see this as a problem if you’re the winning side, you will forever have to deal with your ex, knowing that they can be more bitter and resentful than they would have been if you pursued a negotiated settlement. The mediator works with parties in online mediation to develop agreements that are durable and that are less likely to be disputed in the future, allowing you and your ex to move on with your new lives in peace.
It may be tempting to seek retribution in court; however, do you really want to live with your ex despising you as is sometimes the case, especially if children are involved? What sort of example do you want to set for your kids? A negotiated outcome in online mediation often leads to more peace of mind in the long term and enables separated couples to move on quicker.
Will your children be happier if their parents resent one another after going through a protracted court battle? Or will they be happier knowing a mature agreement was reached between their parents that took their best interests into consideration?
Is family law mediation online for me?
Your mediator will initially discuss your case with you in a confidential, preliminary meeting to determine if your case is suitable for mediation. They will also have a separate, preliminary meeting with your ex.
If your case is suitable for online mediation, the mediator will book a joint, online session at a time that is convenient for all, to enable you to create a workable agreement so that you can move on with your life with more peace of mind.
Contact O’Sullivan Divorce Mediation Online Today!
If you are going through a divorce or separation, put the matter to rest and engage our online mediation services to find a quicker and hopefully, more satisfactory and enduring resolution to your dispute. Call us on (02) 8974 1566 or contact us via our website to make a confidential enquiry.