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Financial and Property Settlement Mediation

This specialised and structured form of mediation supports separated parties in reaching a mutual agreement in relation to their property, assets and financial matters.

What is Financial & Property Settlement Mediation?

As an alternative dispute resolution service, financial dispute resolution and property settlement mediation can assist both involved parties to resolve some or all of their disputes in relation to existing property, liabilities and financial commitments.

At AID Resolutions, we understand that protracted legal disputes are costly and drawn-out and can ultimately lead to a reduction of the shared property pool. 

We instead work closely with the parties at mediation to avoid this outcome, with the shared goal of coming to a mutual arrangement regarding the division of property between them, saving time and costs associated with ongoing legal fees and the lengthy court process.

One of AID Resolutions’ accredited and highly experienced mediators will work with you and your former partner to move through the following process:

  • Identifying & valuing financial resources, property or assets and liabilities
  • Assess contributions from each of the involved parties
  • Assess future needs of persons involved
  • Determine fairness of the final agreement

During mediation, the parties seek to come to an agreement regarding how their assets and property should be divided between them, in a manner that is holistically fair to each party to allow them to move on with their lives. As a neutral third party and mediator in the matter, we will assist both parties in identifying their particular dispute or issues, outline their specific needs and present alternative solutions to assist them both in reaching a mutual agreement and coming to an acceptable resolution.

The mediator does not offer any legal advice on the subject matter of the dispute or direct parties to find the most appropriate outcome. Instead, your AID Resolutions’ mediator will facilitate discussion and empower both parties to discover their own suitable solutions between themselves. Our team also assists in resolving general property disputes and financial disputes that are out of the scope of separated couples or divorced couples. Get in touch today to find out more information!

Our Property Dispute Resolution & Financial Mediation Services

AID Resolutions’ Financial Mediation and Property Dispute Resolution services enable the involved parties to discuss and negotiate their specific disputes in a welcoming, calm, safe and neutral environment, with the aim of reaching an agreed resolution.

This form of mediation is a feasible alternative solution to court for people who wish to reach a mutual agreement regarding property and finances following separation or divorce. It is an entirely confidential process that assists separated couples or separating families to agree upon the distribution of their financial assets, liabilities and property, moving forward.

AID Resolutions can help you reach the best possible outcome for everyone involved. Through the use of practical conflict resolution techniques and open communication, your mediator will support you in resolving outstanding disputes regarding finances and property.

Full and frank disclosure is required during the financial & property mediation process to ensure that agreed arrangements are both fair and equitable whilst also considering the contributions and future needs of both parties involved. Four key steps that are involved in property settlement mediation include;

Step 1: Identifying assets, liabilities and other financial resources
Step 2: Factor in contributions of each party
Step 3: Assessment of Future Needs
Step 4: Determine Overall Justness & Equity of Agreement

Property Dispute Resolution and Mediation Services

Here at AID Resolutions, we seek to provide our valued clients with comprehensive and supportive property settlement mediation services and assistance in promptly resolving property ownership disputes.

Some key types of property mediation services that we regularly deal with and provide include;

  • RTA dispute resolution
    Building contract dispute resolution
  • Commercial property disputes
  • Civil property dispute
  • Co-ownership property disputes
  • Mediation for property settlement
  • Intellectual property dispute resolution

The team at AID Resolutions strives to provide an inclusive and conducive space for all participants involved in the property mediation process. We want all parties to feel comfortable, recognised and heard through the facilitation of constructive discussion and guided mediation whereby, a mutual agreement is sought. Through active and open discussion, a successful mediation process and result can be achieved for both parties, helping you avoid costly legal fees and long drawn-out court proceedings.

We provide tailored property dispute resolution services to suit your specific needs and circumstances. With the provision of face-to-face mediation sessions, as well as flexible remote mediation options via telephone and online property settlement mediation via video conferencing, the AID Resolutions team can help you reach a mutually satisfying agreement so you can both move forward with your lives. Contact us today to learn more or book your property mediation with us now!

What Does a Mediator Do in a Separation?

As your separation mediator, we act as an impartial third party, facilitating focused discussion to assist both spouses to come to a compromise following a divorce or separation.

We understand that it can be difficult to come to a fair resolution with your ex-partner. Our firm understands that dividing and reallocating property, assets, finances, and organising child custody arrangements (if applicable) can be complex and overwhelming, regardless of whether or not you are married, divorced, separated, or in a de facto relationship. 

That is why AID Resolutions is here for you when you need it most. Our mediators endeavour to make the dispute resolution process as cooperative & amicable as possible, whilst ensuring both parties receive what they are entitled to. 

Book your mediation appointment now or speak to our team today for a complimentary, obligation-free chat to discuss your separation mediation and financial and property dispute resolution needs.

Our Financial Dispute Resolution & Property Mediation Process

Our specialised mediation services can be performed as joint face-to-face sessions at a location of your choosing, or alternatively, can be conducted online or by phone. AID Resolutions’ financial and property settlement mediation process follows a clearly defined structure and aims to streamline the path towards resolution for both parties involved, whilst avoiding the lengthy court process and exorbitant legal fees.

AID Resolutions’ property dispute resolution and financial settlement mediation generally follow the steps outlined below:

Step 1

Mediator Introduction & Parties Opening Statement

The mediator will greet the involved parties, provide an overview of the process and make sure that everyone knows what to expect during the mediation. We will also ensure that all parties understand the role of the mediator during the dispute resolution phases.

Each person involved in the mediation will be asked to make an ‘opening statement’ about why they are at the mediation, as well as summarising the topics they wish to address.

Step 1

Step 2

Setting the Mediation Agenda

After each party’s opening statement is given, the mediator will present the issues and topics for discussion, which will form the mediation agenda. Your mediator then assists both parties in listing the order of discussion for these issues so everyone involved is heard equally.

Step 2

Step 3

Exploring Issues & Conducting Individual Meetings

This part of the mediation is aimed at exploring each of the main agenda items, ultimately assisting each party to gain a better understanding of the other’s perspective. In addition to facilitating the discussion, your mediator will assist both parties to consider alternative and practical options for resolving their dispute.

Each party will be given the opportunity to speak privately with the mediator. Separate sessions allow each party to speak freely and confidentially with the mediator about anything that they didn’t wish to discuss in an open joint session. The mediator will also assist parties in exploring and discussing any proposals to put to the other party or options for a mutual agreement where possible.

Step 3

Step 4

Negotiation and Reaching an Agreement

As the mediation progresses, the mediator will work with each party to suggest different options, with a view to reaching the best resolution. Depending on the situation, this may involve testing the practicality, feasibility and necessity of each one, as well as considering potential implications and outcomes in the case of non-agreement.

When parties reach an agreement on some or all of the items discussed during mediation, this will be documented in writing to reflect the formal terms reached. It is each party’s responsibility to ensure they’re aware of the legal implications of the decisions made. It is not the mediator’s role to provide advice to either party at any stage of the mediation process. It is also strongly advised to seek legal advice before agreeing to all or some of the items included in the proposed agreement.

Step 4

Financial Dispute Resolution Service

AID Resolutions is a leading and experienced provider of a range of financial settlement mediation services to suit your needs and address various financial disputes. We also specialise in comprehensive financial dispute resolution in the case of separation, with the provision of financial separation mediation and property settlement mediation. 

As a qualified & professional financial mediator, we are by your side throughout the entire process to ensure that all parties involved feel comfortable, heard, and in agreeance with the final outcome that is reached.

In most cases, there is no need for parties to litigate property or financial matters. Here at AID Resolutions, our mediation services provide a safe and confidential setting for involved parties to raise their relevant financial disputes, propose and discuss potentially viable solutions and negotiate a financial settlement. 

Through active facilitation and guidance, the mediation process prevents extensive and costly legal fees and allows both parties to reach an agreed final resolution within a considerably shorter amount of time.

AID Resolutions’ impartial financial mediator works with both parties to ensure that full disclosure has been made at commencement. The involved participants need to specify their financial contributions and assets, liabilities and superannuation interests of the combined financial pool, prior to the start of the mediation process.

It is also advised that prior to mediation, the parties may wish to obtain independent legal advice in relation to expected outcomes if the financial or property dispute was to proceed to court. This advice helps the parties set realistic parameters for their outcome at mediation. To make your property and financial agreement legally binding you can also apply to the Court to have your agreement made into a Consent Order or have a Binding Financial Agreement drafted by a lawyer post-mediation.

Benefits of Property & Financial Mediation vs Court


Quicker Alternative to Court

The financial and property settlement mediation process can be completed in a couple of weeks, which is far quicker than going through the legal system and having to attend court.


Informal & Flexible

Mediation is an informal yet structured process whereby the mediator acts as a supportive & neutral presence for both parties. Courts are more formal, intimidating and can be a lot more adversarial in nature.


Gives Parties Control

Mediation allows parties to actively participate in the process of reaching a mutual agreement, giving parties more control over the final outcome.


Confidential & Private

Your property mediation and financial dispute resolution is kept confidential and takes place in a private setting whereas court proceedings are open to the public & kept on record.


Cost-Effective Solution

Mediation costs are significantly less than going through the court system and are a more affordable option to pursue.


Promotes Open Communication

Financial settlement mediation and mediation for property disputes helps promote direct communication between the parties, opening up pathways for solutions and mutual agreement to occur, whereas the court process can be more confronting and combative.

Face-to-Face and Online Financial Settlement Mediation & Property Dispute Resolution Services

At AID Resolutions, we’re here for you when you need it most, offering supportive, private and confidential in-person financial and property settlement mediation and separation mediation services for Gold Coast and Brisbane based couples and families. We also provide convenient telephone and online dispute resolution services nationwide.

We endeavour to assist all parties involved, in reaching fair, amicable and enduring agreements regarding their finances and property, giving you total peace of mind and ensuring the best possible outcome moving forward. 

Our online property and financial settlement mediation service avoids the need for travel and enables both parties to resolve their disputes with ease, free from high tension, and in a timely fashion.

AID Resolutions’ online property dispute resolution and financial mediation services can also be carried out from anywhere in Australia, allowing participants to do so in the comfort of their own home or at their chosen location.

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At AID Resolutions, we understand you may have some questions about financial settlement mediation or how to best prepare for the property mediation process. Call us directly or please fill out the details below and we’ll contact you as soon as possible!

Frequently Asked Questions

The mediator will introduce all the people attending and ask everyone to agree to a process to be followed or some ground rules. The mediator will give each party a chance to explain what they think the problem or main dispute is. The mediator will help the parties to discuss the problems they have described and facilitate a discussion between the parties to help them come to an agreement they feel comfortable with moving forward with. 

The cost of formal mediation is $550 for up to 4 hours, per party. Additional fees (at $250 per hour) may be payable after 4 hours. These costs include GST. 

The definition of mediation is a process of negotiation in a relationship to resolve differences. Disputes that do not involve a legal issue also make for good candidates for mediation. What is the concept of mediation? Mediation consists of negotiation between disputing parties, assisted by a neutral third party and it is defined as: “The intervention into a dispute or negotiation by an acceptable, impartial and neutral third party (with no decision-making power) to assist disputing parties in voluntarily reaching their own mutually acceptable settlement of issues in dispute.

Mediation consists of negotiation between disputing parties, assisted by a neutral third party and it is defined as: “The intervention into a dispute or negotiation by an acceptable, impartial and neutral third party (with no decision-making power) to assist disputing parties in voluntarily reaching their own mutually acceptable settlement of issues in dispute.

Mediation for people who wish to reach an agreement about finances and property following separation or divorce.