The process at Annabel Varvel & Associates, Family Mediators is as streamlined as possible to allow for a prompt service for you.
Usually we can offer intake sessions within 2 weeks. How long it takes to arrange the mediation will largely depend on the availability of both the parties. We would aim to offer mediation within 4-6 weeks from initial contact. Many of the Family Relationship Centres (govt funded) having waiting lists for several months for an initial intake appointment.
We will usually set aside 3 hours for a mediation, unless there are complex issues, property and parenting matters to discuss or you would like lawyers present. In those situations we would either allow a day (9am to 4pm) or will schedule more than 1 session. Usually 3 hours in one session is plenty as it can be both mentally and physically draining. We will always discuss your situation with you and make specific arrangements for you.