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You can resolve your family matters and move forward in a respectful way. At Mediation Matters Melbourne, we practice exclusively in family dispute resolution, more commonly known as family mediation. Together, we will discuss your issues, consider the options and develop a workable solution. Our independent and experienced practitioners will help resolve your parenting, financial and property matters without the cost, stress and time of going to court.
At Mediation Matters Melbourne, we can help you make a difference. To find out how, arrange your free 15 minute confidential phone consultation now.
About Mediation - How Family Dispute Resolution Works
Mediation is an effective yet often overlooked way to resolve disputes. It is a voluntary and confidential process that can be used to find realistic and practical solutions for many types of disputes. Mediation is often used when people are affected by separation. In fact, the law encourages this approach where possible because one of the many benefits is that you remain the decision makers. It also saves time, money and is less stressful than going to court.
Initially, you will discuss your matter in confidence individually with one of our experts. If you have any concerns about your safety or the safety of your children, we encourage you to let us know. If required, we can refer you to other professionals for further assistance. Following your individual appointments, we may meet further, if doing so is beneficial. The process is not suitable for everyone but it may be very suitable for you and your circumstances.
At Mediation Matters Melbourne, we work collaboratively with other professionals, including lawyers, psychologists and financial advisers to best support you.
Children’s matters – We can assist you to develop a parenting plan to set out arrangements for your children. Whilst children are not directly involved in the process, children’s interests are of utmost priority at all times.
Property matters – Mediation Matters Melbourne works within accepted legal frameworks for property division. We aim to streamline the process of exchanging financial information, evaluating options and negotiating a settlement.
All our practitioners are accredited and registered with the Attorney General’s Department to provide dispute resolution services and issue section 60I certificates, as and when appropriate. Our expert knowledge and experience enable us to provide you with current and relevant information, that is applicable to you and your family matters.
Whatever your circumstances, working with Mediation Matters Melbourne will make a difference.
Wendy Gaddie is the Principal Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner at Mediation Matters Melbourne. Wendy began her legal career as a family lawyer in 1998, and subsequently dedicated herself to mediation. Having practised exclusively in family mediation since 2011, Wendy has successfully assisted clients reach agreement on parenting arrangements and property settlements.
With a background in psychology, Wendy is compassionate and understanding of the challenges that come with separation and conflict. She is passionate about helping clients improve their communication and post separation relationships.
Wendy’s expertise in mediation has also led her to be highly sought after for industry consultation, training and coaching.
After attaining a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution, Wendy completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She is an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner registered with the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, and a Nationally Accredited Mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation Scheme. Wendy is also a member of the Victorian Association for Dispute Resolution, Resolution Institute and the National Body for Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators.
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