Introducing Child Inclusive Mediation

Blue Sky Mediation is a premium Mediation service in Newcastle now offering Child Inclusive Mediation with the expertise of Kim Coshaw, Child Consultant to assist parents to reach agreement.   “Blue Sky Mediation has been around for several years now. We have been quietly helping parents resolve their property and parenting disputes, reducing their legal costs and enabling them to avoid Court” says Director Anna … Read more

Get The Best Result For Your Client

Make an Early Refferal to Mediation Can you imagine how hard it is for someone who has just experienced the devastation of a separation to be: Locked out of the matrimonial home, away from their children, their clothes, personal possessions, furniture and so on? Living separated under the one roof with their ex (and the … Read more

Top 5 Tips To Get The Best Results at Mediation

Compared to a hearing, attending a Mediation might seem like a piece of cake.  There’s no cranky Judge throwing curly questions at you, you can stay comfortably in your seat and there are often nice snacks. But, as the Courts become slower and less certain, alternative dispute resolution processes are becoming less ‘alternative’ and more … Read more

Family Dispute Resolution

Any type of family dispute can be suitable for Mediation, whether it is about parenting, child support, property division, spousal maintenance, or even other family issues between a parent and adult child. Whether or not your client’s dispute is actually suitable for Mediation depends on a number of different factors which the Family Dispute Resolution … Read more

The importance of a business valuation in a Family Law property division

Around 70% of Australia’s 2.1 million businesses are family owned.  This means that family businesses are commonly involved in a property division dispute when a couple separates.  Very often, both parties have worked hard and endured sacrifice to help the family business along.  When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down, the family business … Read more

Recovery Orders and Issues with medicating children

The client has an autistic child who was medicated by his prescribing paediatrician. The father of the child was refusing to allow the mother to give the child the prescribed mediation and then refused to return the child to the mother telling her she was unsafe and was “drugging” the child. He wanted to use … Read more

Estranged adult son’s claim for provision from father’s $4million Estate settled for nominal amount thanks to persuasive presentation of applicable laws at Mediation.

The client was the Executor of her father’s Estate (“the Client“). Under the terms of her father’s Will, she was appointed as the Trustee of a testamentary trust that conferred upon her a discretionary power to control and distribute an Estate valued at approximately $3.5 – $4 million. Of particular value was a number of … Read more

Father defends estranged Daughter’s challenge to Grandmother’s Will on grounds of lack of testamentary capacity and claim for Family Provision Order.

The client was the Executor of his mother’s Estate (“the Client“). He sought a grant of probate in relation to what he considered to be her last valid will (“the Will“). At the time that the Will was made, the Client’s mother (“the Deceased“) intended that her Estate would go to the Client and his … Read more