Separating families often disagree about how to divide their assets.
Mediation sits alongside the Court process and can assist family members to resolve their property dispute whilst not damaging relations further, and sometimes preserving or even improving their family relationships post separation.
The child inclusive mediation process provided by Anja Klinkert provides the participants with the opportunity to focus on the child/ren’s needs, as well as their own.
It is vital for family communities to enhance and support each other. Discord affects whole families, their friends, their employment, their neighbourhoods, their communities and creates a negative environment where children fail to thrive.
Children bear witness to their parents/ extended families’ dispute resolution practices and failures which can scar them for life.
Mediation provides participants with the opportunity of getting back into the driver’s seat of their life, to consider and work through questions such as: How is this affecting us and our children? Perhaps also, what do we want to leave behind for the next generation?
Mediation focuses on addressing the underlying needs of the participants and to provide them with the ability to understand and accommodate each other’s needs, which are often not mutually exclusive.
Rather than litigate, i.e. spending time and money with lawyers in lengthy Court processes mediation provides participants with a responsive and accessible process of working through the dispute in a constructive way, whilst remaining in control to achieve a family focused resolution.
Mediation is private and voluntary.
Anja Klinkert provides mediation services alongside her work as a family and property lawyer with 20 plus years’ experience. And whilst as mediator she does not provide legal advice to the participants, she uses her experience to manage people’s expectations and to reality check the arguments they raise with one another.
Lawyers are often brought into the process to provide independent legal advice to the participants either as part of the process or towards the end of the mediation process, when the final agreement is reached.