Daykin Family Law

Family Mediation in Brisbane

At Daykin Family Law, we are proud to offer expert family mediation in Brisbane, providing focused direction at each step of your legal journey. Our seasoned team of family lawyers is trained in mediation practices, and we are committed to leveraging this expertise to help you navigate your way through disputes with clarity and peace of mind. Contact us today to find out more.

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Family Mediation In Brisbane
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Navigating a dispute can be a challenging and emotionally draining experience, often compounded by the complexities of legal procedures. In such times, finding an alternative to the adversarial atmosphere of a courtroom can offer not only peace of mind but also more personalised solutions. This is where mediation comes into play.

Mediation serves as an effective alternative to court proceedings, particularly in family law matters where the stakes are not just financial, but deeply personal. From property settlements to child custody agreements and spousal maintenance and more, mediation provides a confidential, less confrontational setting for all parties involved to voice their concerns, and work collaboratively towards mutually beneficial outcomes.

Trust Daykin Family Law as your go-to for family mediation in Brisbane. We aim to make the process as smooth as possible, allowing you to focus on what matters most—moving into your new future with confidence.

Why Choose Mediation?

The decision between opting for mediation or litigation is pivotal, and each has its own merits and drawbacks. However, there are compelling reasons why many individuals and families are choosing mediation as their preferred course of action.

Control Over the Outcome

One of the most significant advantages of mediation is the level of control it offers to the parties involved. Unlike court proceedings where a judge makes the final decision, mediation allows both sides to actively participate in crafting the terms of their agreement. This participative approach often leads to solutions that are more tailored to the unique needs of your family, resulting in an outcome that both parties are more likely to commit to and respect.


Court cases can often drag on for months or even years, leaving families in a state of limbo during an already stressful time. Mediation typically offers a faster path to resolution. The process is designed to facilitate constructive dialogue between parties, making it possible to resolve disputes in a matter of weeks or a few months, depending on the complexities involved.


Legal battles are not only emotionally taxing but can also become a significant financial burden. Mediation is generally more cost-effective than litigation. Since the process is quicker, it naturally incurs fewer costs. Also, because both parties are working collaboratively to find a solution, there are fewer legal fees associated with combative court motions, document discovery, and trial preparation.

Reduced Emotional Strain

Families, especially children, benefit emotionally when disputes are resolved in a less confrontational manner. Mediation promotes dialogue and understanding, which can be less emotionally draining than the adversarial nature of a courtroom setting.

At Daykin Family Law, our expertise in mediation services in Brisbane aims to give you control, save you time, reduce your costs, and minimise the emotional impact of disputes. We believe that the benefits of mediation often make it the preferable choice for many individuals. 

If your family is going through a transition and you are seeking family mediation, we offer family dispute resolution services. With a similar approach as our mediation services, we aim to help you achieve the most favourable outcome while maintaining the integrity of family relationships.

The Mediation Process: What To Expect

Navigating the complex waters of disputes can be daunting, but mediation offers a structured and collaborative environment to find solutions that work for everyone. If you’re considering mediation, it’s natural to wonder what the process entails. Here’s how Daykin Family Law will guide you through each pivotal stage of mediation in Brisbane.

Initial consultation

Your journey starts with an initial consultation where we will assess the unique aspects of your situation. This will allow us to identify the issues at hand and prepare you for the mediation process. Your comfort and readiness are crucial, and we make sure to address any questions or concerns you may have before proceeding.

Pre-Mediation Preparation

Before entering the mediation room, both parties have a chance for pre-mediation preparation. This involves gathering all relevant documents and evidence that may be useful during discussions. We will assist you in this stage to ensure you are fully prepared for constructive dialogue.

Choosing a Mediator

A neutral third party, the mediator, will facilitate the mediation sessions. Shannon Daykin can either serve as your mediator (through Daykin Mediation) or help you select an experienced mediator from our trusted network in Brisbane.  Visit the Daykin Mediation website to find out more about Shannon Daykin’s mediation services.

The Mediation Session(s)

During the actual mediation, each party will have the opportunity to express their views and concerns openly, aiming to reach mutual agreements on the disputed issues. Our role is to guide you through this, ensuring that the dialogue remains focused, respectful, and geared toward finding practical solutions.

Mediations can take place with all parties and their lawyers in the same room, by shuttle (where the parties and their lawyers stay in their own rooms and the mediator goes back and forth) or a combination of these two. Mediations can also take place in person or via video.

Drafting the Agreement

Once both parties come to an agreement, the terms are drafted into a formal document. What documents are needed will depend on your circumstances.

Post-Mediation Follow-Up

Our commitment to your well-being extends beyond the mediation session(s). We’ll follow up to ensure that the terms of the agreement are being met and to address any new concerns that may have arisen if you wish us to.

By choosing Daykin Family Law for your mediation services in Brisbane, you opt for a process that is expertly guided, client-focused, and aimed at achieving amicable resolutions for the long term. With our extensive experience and pragmatic approach, you’ll receive unwavering support at every step of your mediation journey.

Importance of Professional Guidance

While mediation offers a more collaborative and often less stressful path to resolution, the guidance of an experienced mediator and lawyer is crucial for success. Mediation is a nuanced process that benefits significantly from the expertise of a legal professional familiar with both the emotional and legal complexities involved.

Daykin Family Law brings to the table not only our years of experience but also a deep understanding of the laws specific to Brisbane and South East Queensland, and Australia. We can work with you to ensure that the resolutions achieved are both practical and enforceable.

Having professional guidance ensures that all legal boxes are ticked and that no stone is left unturned, ultimately leading to a more satisfactory and lasting resolution for everyone involved.

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The cost of mediation can vary depending on the complexity of the issues being addressed and the number of sessions required to reach an agreement. Daykin Family Law offers competitive rates and we are transparent about all potential costs from the outset. Feel free to reach out to our team to discuss pricing in more detail tailored to your specific situation

Preparation is key to a successful mediation process. It’s beneficial to:

  • Gather all relevant documentation: financial records, property valuations, parenting details, etc.
  • Clearly identify your priorities and non-negotiables ahead of time.
  • Be prepared to listen and to communicate openly but respectfully.
  • Seek legal advice for a comprehensive understanding of your rights and obligations before the mediation so you can make informed choices.

Our expert team at Daykin Family Law will provide you with specific advice on how best to prepare for your individual case.

The duration of the mediation process can vary widely, depending on the complexity of the matters at hand and the willingness of both parties to reach an agreement. Some cases may be resolved in a single session, while others might require multiple sessions. At Daykin Family Law, we aim to make the process as time-efficient as possible while ensuring all issues are thoroughly addressed.

While mediation can have a high rate of success, it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. If an agreement can’t be reached through mediation, other options like collaborative law or, as a last resort, court litigation are available. At Daykin Family Law, we have the expertise to guide you through alternative dispute resolution methods and can also represent you effectively in court, if it comes to that.

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Fortitude Valley, Brisbane (Main Office)
Level 12, 269 Wickham Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

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