Inner West Mediation Services

Family Mediation

Family law mediation is a method of dispute resolution in which an impartial third party directs the negotiation from a neutral standpoint.

Family law mediation can benefit everyone involved in a family or parenting conflict. The primary idea behind mediation is to solve a matter while avoiding a court hearing. 

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What is Family Mediation?

Family mediation allows two separated spouses to engage in a type of formal or informal negotiation without the need to utilise the family courts.

This can be carried out as a simple conversation between family, or a more in-depth and purposefully directed discussion with a professional. When children and more serious relationships issues are involved in legal matters, an expert mediator is generally required.

Alternate means of dispute resolution such as this are widely recommended by family law lawyers, as avoiding a court process can prove to be a more cost and time effective solution.

Considering Family Law Mediation

Why use our Mediation Services?

Family law mediation can benefit everyone involved in a family or parenting conflict. The primary idea behind mediation is to solve a matter while avoiding a court hearing. We can potentially achieve this by:


Focusing on coming to an agreement instead of playing the ‘blame game’.


Directing the conversation and arguments away from hostility.


Allowing the spouses to maintain full control over the possible outcomes.


Exploring creativity while brainstorming viable solutions within a regulated environment.

A mediator also takes the emotional factors out of the argument and makes recommendations based on an objective point of view. Essentially, it allows for ideas to generate and be built upon without the anxiety and frustration of communicational difficulties getting in the way.

Separation and divorce lead to the need for many important arrangements and decisions to be made amongst your family. The two main aspects or topics of mediation are generally financial agreements and child arrangements.

Although things may seem simple in the beginning, legal situations sometimes become more complicated with time, making dispute resolution seem like in insurmountable task without hired help.

We offer some of the best mediation services in Sydney as our family law solicitors have an array of experience in negotiating even the toughest of family law cases including child support, spouse maintenance and parenting matters.

Our family law experts won’t take sides as we work in yours, and any children’s best interests to reach the most appropriate result. Find out more about Inner West Mediation Services and how we work.

What happens if Family Mediation is unsuccessful?

The next steps

Unfortunately, the use of mediation services is not always a complete success depending on the circumstances and the nature of the relationship between the parties.

Minors Family Law will issue you with a certificate that confirms with the Courts that you have attempted mediation. This certificate allows you to commence Court proceedings in regard to parenting matters if it becomes necessary.

Personal circumstances vary between relationships and families in which our team of law professionals possess extensive knowledge and experience within family law.

What you can expect from us

Quality legal advice without the hefty fees

We’re a smaller family law firm with the expertise of a large one meaning you receive the same quality legal advice without the hefty fees, commissions and hourly rates.

People helping people

At Minors Family Law, we’re essentially people helping people. When we commit to you as a client, we’re right by your side until your case is finalised and we achieve a result.

Professional, personalised approach

Our professionals pride themselves on working in their client’s best interests whilst evaluating and advising them with a more personal and individualistic approach.


We’ll be working with you to achieve a mutual goal providing you with full transparency and understanding every step of the way – we’ll never ask you to follow through with suggestions that you aren’t 100% comfortable with.


We like to discuss issues with our clients with an upfront and succinct approach while establishing a plan of resolution. 

High Success Rate

We boast a particularly high success rate when it comes to dispute resolution seeing clients in a much more improved position than they were prior to our services. 

Louise Longhurst
Louise Longhurst
Minors Family Law guided an elderly family member through an arduous property settlement. The team acted with professionalism, honesty and integrity throughout. They provided succinct legal advice, executed efficiently, and with calmness and kindness. We recommend unreservedly.
Neale Kant
Neale Kant
Ashleigh has been wonderful throughout a very long and arduous journey. Supported me all the way through with thoughtful and insightful advice. Very caring and extremely hard working. Highly recommend MFL to anyone.
Oscar Campos
Oscar Campos
I have the opportunity to be assisted by both Jacqueline and Ashleigh at Minors Family Law. I am really grateful for their support and services, I can tell that they care for their clients and do the best they can do to advise and come up with plans in the best interest of your kids. Going through court is not an easy process, but if you have the right people by your side it will definitely make a huge difference throughout the process. Thank you again.
Gareth Williams
Gareth Williams
I would highly recommend Minors Family Law to anybody. Jacqueline's profession yet compassionate nature helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life with a minimum of stress and expense. I can't thank her enough for amazing service.
Kathy Powell
Kathy Powell
Jacqueline was brilliant at guiding us through a very difficult and emotionally draining process. Her help, advice and knowledge of the legal and court system was fantastic. I highly recommend Minors Family Law to everyone.
claire renshaw
claire renshaw
I found Jacqueline, to be very professional, honest and proactive in my dealings with her. I would highly recommend Jacqueline to anyone looking to engage a family lawyer.
My family highly recommend Minors Family Law. The firm is our family representative. The principal lawyer, Jacqueline, is highly commendable with her professionalism, her understanding of our needs and most of all her insight for the best interest of children. This firm is insightful, understanding and work well with us. We have our peace of mind for leaving important matter with them.
Joyce Baillie
Joyce Baillie
I would highly recommend Jacqueline and Minors Family Law. Jacqueline had my best interest at heart both in terms of outcome and the challenges that could present. She provided clear and concise advice which was executed promptly and as instructed. I experienced a very calm and considered settlement process which took the stress out of an otherwise very emotionally charged situation. I am incredibly grateful that I engaged Minors Family Law.

Find out more about our Inner West Mediation Services

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At Minors Family Law, we consider your goals to be ours. We are focussed on delivering compassionate legal services as dedicated professionals providing expert advice towards a better future. Schedule in your initial consultation today and let us start assisting you.

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