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interMEDIATE Dispute Management has developed a unique and powerful model of mediation to help ensure fair and robust agreements that all parties can live with

Step Families

interMEDIATE Dispute Management is proudly the only private company in Australia, to be formally recognised and nominated to the Federal Government’s Family Relationships Online website and Advice Line, for Family Dispute Resolution provision.
Family Disputes Resolution

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Families in Australia are increasingly under pressure and divorce rates are high. These rates climb to over 50% for second marriages. Sadly, due to complex dynamics, step families with children have the highest rates of all.

Step-family environments can be extremely enriching as well as challenging. New relationships change family dynamics, and can also create concern with the family of origin. These are times that effective Family Dispute Resolution can create an opportunity for open dialogue, airing of concerns, building bridges of understanding and crafting of agreements designed to help reassure parents and children of a safe and happy family environment.

Unfortunately most people wait too late to ask for help. When disputes have escalated and entrenched, some family members in conflict are often no longer prepared, or feel able to work at staying together.

Phone us 1300 367 330 to find out how we can assist you.

Early intervention in disputes is the key to resolving them.

Step family mediation or Step Family Dispute Resolution with professionals who understand and care about your situation can be the key to helping your family to get along with respect and greater harmony.

Whether step families are forming, establishing, or separating conflicts can and do have extra complications.

interMEDIATE Dispute Management Pty Ltd Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners are understanding, as well as expert in helping step families to resolve their issues.

All those who have an interest in the dispute may be able to attend Family Dispute Resolution – natural as well as step-parents and adolescent children where desired. This may be face to face or by telephone or Skype.

Complex family dynamics, attachment issues, competing priorities and relationships, different rules, power struggles, families of origin, children spending time with other parent – and their new partner and their children, new siblings, new places, new schools, step parents, parents struggling to balance the day to day difficulties, step children acting out, trying to stay visible or out of sight, the environment can become toxic if not managed early and appropriately.

Children can suffer serious and permanent psychological damage if affected.

Parents and step parents can feel stressed, anxious, irritated, angry, frustrated, and step families can be torn apart.

When appropriate – new partners as well as former partners are welcome to attend mediation together to help resolve their issues

We can help each family member understand the needs of the others

resolving disputes and making agreements, that will help all family members to live together in a healthy cooperative environment.

To enable the authentic voices of step children to be heard, Child Inclusive Practice can bring their concerns into the mediation. For further information about Child Inclusive Practice, see Parenting page

Changing the worldOne Peace At a Time!

Trusted by organisations and families since 1995, we can help you to resolve your dispute and move forward. With our team’s, more than 380 years combined dispute management expertise, our caring and competent professional team is here for you during and after hours, 7 days a week. We’ll come to you, arrange a convenient neutral venue or provide services by telephone and internet to guide all parties towards reaching peaceful resolution.
We can help you

Find peace & resolution in fraught relationships

We can help you

Find peace & resolution in fraught relationships

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