Family Dispute Resolution & Mediation

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TC Mediation

Why TC Mediation?

Safe and respectful

Providing a safe and respectful environment allowing effective dispute resolution and help you reach an agreement.

Affordable and accessible

Independent and professional mediation services at 10-20 % lower rates than most private mediators.

No waiting list

There is no waiting list to begin the process. Online mediation services allow you to start sorting out your disputes without delay.

FDR Mediation

About TC Mediation

Tatiana is a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner registered with Attorney-General’s Department, pursuant to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and a Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS).


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Why Family Dispute Resolution /Mediation, and not Family Court?

Mediation provides safe and respectful environment allowing effective dispute resolution and help you reach an agreement.

Mediation is voluntary process. Any agreement reached in mediation is voluntary.

Mediation allows timely conflict resolution for a fraction of a cost of court legal fees.

In mediation you have self-determination advantage, YOU drive the process and in control of the outcome. In court you get none of these.

Mediation can help you reach mutually satisfactory and sustainable agreements. Very rarely both parties are satisfied with court orders.

In Dispute Resolution process your voice is heard. In court pretty much the only time your voice is heard is when you are in the witness box.

Mediation offers safe and respectful platform for developing mutual understanding of the issues, negotiations and moving from conflict towards resolution.

Both Parenting And Financial Mediations are focused on the needs of the children involved, often avoiding lengthy and expensive court processes and reducing financial and emotional stress for the parties and the children.


We can not guarantee that you will reach an agreement. Self-determination is fundamental to the mediation process, meaning it is up to you both whether you settle your dispute(s) and the terms of the settlement. What we can guarantee is that we will make the process safe, respectful and supportive for you both and do our best to create the positive environment for respectful discussion of the issues in dispute and their resolution. Reaching agreement in mediation is voluntary.
Mediation is a voluntary process; therefore we cannot make anyone attend or agree to mediate. We will however explain the benefits of mediation and possible consequences of refusal to participate, such as issuing section 60i certificate (parenting matters) for non-attendance and such certificate being considered by the Court.
If you resolve your issues, we will provide you with a written points of agreement reached in FDR. We will also give you information on how to formalise the agreement and make it legally binding, if you decide to.
No. All agreements reached in mediation are goodwill agreements and are not legally enforceable.
Any agreement reached in mediation regarding parenting is called a Parenting Agreement. It is not legally binding. If you voluntarily sign and date your Parenting Agreement it becomes a Parenting Plan. It is not legally binding or enforceable but must be considered by the Court. Only Court can make Parenting Orders and they are legally binding and enforceable.
You can make your agreements legally enforceable by applying to court for Consent Orders. Consent Orders are legally binding and enforceable with the same legal status as Court Orders made by a judge but you will not be required to go to court.
If no agreement is reached in the FDR process and a section 60i Certificate is issued (parenting only) the FDR process will be deemed to be completed. S60i certificate is valid for 12 months. Either party may request FDR again in the future or decide to file an initiating application in Family Court. No section 60i certificate is required for property-only matters. If you do not reach an agreement in mediation regarding your financial settlement you can re-attempt mediation with the same or different practitioner, attempt lawyer-assisted negotiations or apply to the Court for property order.
If your mediation session has been ordered by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) a Certificate of Dispute Resolution will be prepared by the FDR Practitioner upon completion of the dispute resolution process. If agreement is reached your agreement can be used to apply for Orders by Consent to present to the Court and finalise your FCFCOA case.
In most cases you can, unless your current orders specifically say that your orders can not be varied. In most cases attempting FDR is required before applying to court to change an existing parenting order. Dated and signed Parenting Plan can replace the terms of a Parenting Order without the need to go back to court.
No. Property orders are final and legally binding.
In mediation you have self-determination advantage, YOU drive the process and in control of the outcome. In court you get none of these.
Tatiana Callanan
Family Mediator

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