brisbane family law mediator

Annabel Varvel – Brisbane Family Law Mediator

 I am currently taking a break from mediation until at least mid-2021. If you need any other recommendations, please call me. 

I love to help families. I am a mum so I understand how much we all want what’s best for our kids. I like to help parents make plans to make the future better for each person in their family.  As a former family law solicitor I have seen the destruction the legal process can have on peoples lives and I love that at as a  Brisbane family law mediator  I can help in a constructive, positive process that’s aimed at moving forward, not focussing on the past.

I  pride myself as being a top Brisbane family law mediator who cares about your family.  When I started my practice in 2012, I wanted to ensure that private mediation wasn’t only available for the very wealthy. I provide excellent experience for an affordable price.

 The aspects of my practice that I value most are that I am:

FRIENDLY   I am a real person who cares about helping your family.

AFFORDABLE   I am very reasonably priced Brisbane family law mediator who prides myself on offering my clients exceptional value for money.  Usually my fees are $600-1000 per person.

EFFECTIVE  I work hard at helping you try to resolve your issues so that you don’t end up in court.  I want you to have an agreement that works for all members of your family.

PROFESSIONAL  I am a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner registered with the Attorney-General’s Department and therefore able to issue s60I Certificates.  I am also a Nationally Accredited Mediator.

EXPERIENCED I have  been mediating for Brisbane families since 2009.

LOCAL  I am a local Brisbane Family Law Mediator.

My Background:

  • Previously a Family Law Solicitor working in Sydney, then for Emerson Black, Brisbane.
  • Ran my own life coaching practice, Living Edge Life Coaching.
  • Worked  as a Family Law Dispute Resolution Practitioner from 2009-2012 for Relationships Australia.
  • I have  been mediating privately in my own business since 2012.

My Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Law (SydneyUniversity)
  • Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) with Attorney General’s Department able to issue S601 Certificates under that section of The Family Law Act 1975
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator. Under the NMAS (National Mediation Accreditation Scheme)
  • Solicitor in the High Court of Australia, Supreme Courts of NSW and Queensland. (No current practising certificate)

My Memberships:

  • Member of Leadr.
  • Member (Assoc) of Queensland Law Society.

I also have access to other highly experienced mediators and psychologists if your situation would benefit from additional professional input.

2 thoughts on “Why use Annabel?

  1. Scott Andrews

    I’m looking to arrange a mediation re change of parenting plan with my ex wife, in North Brisbane.

    1. Annabel

      Hi Scott,
      I’m so sorry I haven’t replied – somehow I wasn’t notified of this message.
      I’m not taking new mediation clients at the moment. Feel free to call me if you need any other names.

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