Co-Parenting for Your Kids

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Get in touch to find out how family mediation can start making things different for you and your children.

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Let’s get really honest …
Working with your ex-partner to get agreements is frustrating, mind-numbing and can make you feel like you’re talking to a brick wall.

You want to finalise things and move on but they’re dragging their feet.

They don’t understand your childrens' needs the way you do.

They’re controlling, intimidating, aggressive, abusive or overly emotional.

 Make Things Different! 

You want your children to have a great relationship with both their parents AND you want to make sure your kids are safe and happy.

It’s okay to get support to work through this stuff! This is the end of one relationship and the beginning of a new one -

your co-parenting relationship.

How we can help you

Co-Parenting for Your Kids is much more than just a mediation service. Making decisions about your children, your property and closing the book on a chapter of your life can be hard and there might be more to it than you think. We will work with you every step of the way.

  • Quality mediation by highly skilled and experienced mediators
  • Support before, during and after your mediation
  • Access to workshops and online training designed specifically to help you live with the agreements you reach at mediation
  • Help to figure out the important things and which issues to ‘let go’

We pride ourselves on providing you high quality, affordable mediation, without upfront lump sum payments or long wait times.

Start your mediation today for only $175

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What happens next?

If it seems complicated, it’s really not... 

We take the hard work out of inviting your child’s other parent to mediation - we point out all the reasons why it helps them - then they attend their intake meeting.

After that, we send you some dates to choose your mediation and that’s it! Mediation is booked and you’re on your way.

We know you have concerns, everyone does.

Maybe you’ve mediated before and paid out a pile of money for something that isn’t working anymore. If you’ve mediated with a Family Relationship Centre, you don’t want to wait like that again - you need change now.

Still unsure? Call 0490 731 589 or request a call below

Don’t wait another day - book your intake meeting now and make things different!

What happens if the other parent won’t pay or if they refuse to attend? These are all things you can discuss at your intake meeting (book it here now), but of course, we have ALL the answers at the bottom of the page (skip there now) - because we like to make sure you have as much information as possible! 😀

We’re really great at what we do,

but don’t just take our word for it.

Ben

41 yo Dad

"My ex de-facto chose Kirsty and I held no expectations in respect of outcome.
I was aware Kirsty had gone through a separation and was co-parenting and I initially had some reservations that Kirsty may hold bias because of her own experiences and this would disadvantage me. However within minutes of sitting down with Kirsty this concern dissipated.
If you genuinely desire to resolve parenting matters, I have no hesitation in recommending Kirsty."

Belinda

39 yo Mother

"I was in a situation with my ex where we couldn't agree on anything. Every communication was difficult. 
With support from Kirsty I was able to totally change the situation to a point where we can reach agreement about everyday things as well as important issues.
We still have moments, but I now have the skills to facilitate our communication and I'm no longer anxious at the mere prospect of having to discuss something."

** Names and pictures changed to protect privacy.

Still have unanswered questions like...

Who will be my mediator?

Meet Kirsty …

Our Founder & Head Mediator

Having studied a Masters in Law (Dispute Resolution) and Family Law at University, Kirsty completed further study to become a nationally accredited Mediator and federally registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP). Four years ago, Kirsty also became a facilitator of the world renowned Circle of Security parenting program and recently upgraded her qualification as a Trainer and Assessor.

Some programs Kirsty has developed include the Court Approved Parenting Orders Program, Step Mum Survival workshop and Superstar Co-Parenting program. Kirsty is a highly skilled and experienced mediator as well as an expert in the field of co-parenting coaching.

How much is it going to cost?

Your intake meeting is $175

The next fee is paid when you book your mediation date $447.50
The final fee is due 24hrs before your mediation $447.50 

If you would like legally binding agreements (Consent Orders) it’s only $360

All prices are per person

Are you Ready to start the mediation process?

Still unsure? Call 0490 731 589 or request a call below

Don’t wait another day - book your intake meeting now and make things different!

We guarantee an intake

appointment within 48hours

and full mediation within a week

if all parties are available & agree to start the mediation process.

Still unsure? Give us a Call on 0490 731 589
 or Request a call back !

It's time for change!

Change doesn't have to be huge and difficult. It can be just one little thing done differently - that has a huge impact. Let's see what needs adjusting for you so you and your children can live a peaceful life.

Whether you're just separated, you've been struggling for ages, or 'something' has just changed everything - YOU have the power to make it different!

Still unsure? Call 0490 731 589 or request a call below

Short(ish) Answers to ALL of your BIG Questions!

So, what is mediation ?

Great Question! Put Simply, mediation is a process that supports families to have conversations about things they’re having trouble talking about.  Your mediator is a neutral facilitator, guiding you through listing topics to discuss, exploring those topics, generating options to resolution, and formalising the agreements you reach.  

Why should I choose mediation ?

Mediating with Co-Parenting for Your Kids is fast and cost effective. By far, the biggest benefit to choosing to mediate, is the future you’re creating for your children. It’s well documented that children suffer when they get caught in the middle of their parents arguments. When parents cannot agree about where kids live, or argue about uniforms and holiday’s and extracurricular activity, negative outcomes like risk taking behaviours, drug and alcohol consumption and promiscuity increase for kids.

Children start to feel insecure and doubt their value when their parents are focused on winning against each other over what their children are experiencing. Kirsty and her team of mediators will support you to focus on solutions to your problems and what is needed for your kids to do more than just live through your divorce.

Will our agreements be legally binding ?

If you like, we can prepare your agreements into the format accepted by the Family Court and show you how to file an Application for Consent Orders, making your agreements legally binding once they’re stamped by the Family Court.

Why mediate with  Co-Parenting for Your Kids ?

Whether you’re separated but still living under the same roof, or you’ve been living separately for years and just never finalised everything legally, Kirsty and her team can support you to have the hard conversations about where your children live and what to do about the house, superannuation and credit card debt.

If you’re not spending as much time with your children as you and they would like, you don’t need to start that conversation with your ex. Kirsty and the team are experienced at inviting your childs' other parent to participate in mediation so you don’t have to.

 

Who is Kirsty Petersen ?

Having studied a Masters in Law (Dispute Resolution) and Family Law at University, Kirsty completed further study to become a nationally accredited Mediator and federally registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP). Four years ago, Kirsty also became a facilitator of the world renowned Circle of Security parenting program and recently upgraded her qualification as a Trainer and Assessor.

Some programs Kirsty has developed include the Court Approved Parenting Orders Program, Step Mum Survival workshop and Superstar Co-Parenting program. Kirsty is a highly skilled and experienced mediator as well as an expert in the field of co-parenting coaching.

How much does it cost ?

Some mediators charge hourly rates. Family Relationship Centres (Relationships Australia, CentaCare, Uniting Care) offer free mediation but the wait time can be up to 6 months.

Co-Parenting for Your Kids pride themselves on being cost effective, with fixed fees, paid in installments. Other’s charge a lump sum up front fee. We want to make sure that families have access to cost effective, high quality mediation without having to wait months. You can start the mediation process for as little as $175 for a 90 minute intake meeting.

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What if the other parent won’t pay?

You can pay the fee for both parties if you choose. We don’t have to disclose that you’re choosing to pay the full fee. If you are unable or unwilling to pay the full fee, you will be issued a s.60i certificate and can take the matter to court if you like.


What if the other parent won’t attend mediation?

We will point out to the other parent all the benefits to them, of participating in mediation. If they can’t be swayed by the reasons, sometimes they participate so they won’t have to go to Court. If they still refuse to participate in mediation, we will issue the s.60i certificate.


What is a s.60i certificate?

This is the certificate the Court need in order to accept your Initiating Application for matters regarding children. You don’t require a s.60i certificate to initiate on matters relating to property only.


Do I HAVE to attend mediation before going to court?

Simplistically, the answer is yes. There are reasons stated in the Family Law Act (1975) that exclude some families, especially when there are family and domestic violence issues, but otherwise, all families must attempt mediation prior to initiating an application in the Family Court. A s.60i certificate will be issued once you have attended mediation or if either party fails to attend mediation.

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