Anything discussed with your mediator at intake is confidential as far as is permitted by law. We will never share your information with the other party, nor their’s with you.
The content of the discussion in mediation is confidential and cannot be used in a legal process. This is provided for in Section 10J of the Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006.
The mediator will never disclose details of anything disclosed in an intake or mediation session, except where:
- the person making the disclosure is over 18 years and gives their consent,
- the mediator is required by law to disclose
- illegal or exceptional circumstances exist.
In exchange for a high level of confidentiality, there is an expectation that parties are mediating in good faith and will disclose all relevant information during the mediation process. Unless full disclosure is made, the mediation cannot commence, or continue.