Family Dispute Mediation

Avoid Expensive Court Battles

What is Family Dispute Mediation?

Mediation is an effective tool for resolving disputes and disagreements in family matters. Any family issue can be dealt with in Mediation – Divorce, Legal Separation, Access and Custody to/of Children, Guardianship, Maintenance, Living Arrangements, Inheritance and other related family law matters.

There can be interim, medium term and long term Mediation Settlement agreements.

People wishing to get divorced or legally separated have found that mediation is a less stressful way to achieve a separated status.

Mediation allows the parties to decide their own arrangements rather than leaving it with a Judge to make decisions regarding the family.

Mediation allows parties to work together to an agreed end point, creating less emotional and financial tension and maintaining a higher degree of flexibility over the day to day workings of their family dynamics.

The cost of using mediation for a divorce or legal separation is on average 1/10 of the cost of the traditional Solicitor and Barrister route.

Solicitors are now obligated to advise clients to first attend mediation to reach agreement(s) and only if mediation does not work then enter the Court process.

Mediation provides an impartial and private environment to reach a workable practical agreement avoiding the adversarial Court process.

We believe that Mediation is important in resolving relationship issues that affect the well being of the family.

Contact Mediation for your Family Mediation services today.

Family Mediation

Why contacting a Mediator at an earlier stage is important

Disputes within families can be damaging. If left unresolved sometimes disputes or disagreements which could have been resolved in mediation can develop into lifelong conflict.

Consulting with a Mediator can and does change the course of a conflict. 

The participation of a neutral third party can bring a fresh perspective, new dynamic and a person to whom each party can speak freely about their position.

How can a family Mediator help you?

Our lead family Mediator Rachael McDaid practiced as a family law Solicitor and now works as a full time Mediator. Her experience and understanding helps to ensure that her mediation clients receive the full benefit of the mediation process.

Ensuring the well being of any child or children of the parties
The views of the children can be expressed through the parties
Division and allocation of property
Decision on child custody and maintenance

Benefits of Family Mediation

Parties can talk about their issues frankly with a neutral third party
A safe vicinity to discuss all sensitive issues
All the information will be confidential
Cost-effective and faster
Facilitating mutually agreeable end points

Our Mediation Process 

Maintaining high standards of care

Our Mediator Rachael McDaid practiced as a Solicitor and now works full time in mediation. Rachael assists the parties formulate an agreement which works for both the parties. 


Rachael is compassionate towards the parties. Family disputes are by their nature emotional and it can take a lot of mental strength for the parties to deal with this type of conflict. Mediation can help with the heavy load of family related disputes. Rachael has personal experience having been through a divorce herself.

Being Non-judgemental

By assisting the parties in a non-judgmental way Rachael can make the parties comfortable to express themselves effectively. This helps in reaching the final agreement quickly and as painlessly as possible.


Fees are normally split equally between both/all sides and payable in advance of Mediation sessions.

The Mediator rate is negotiable but normally €180.00 per hour.

The fee for drafting the Mediation Settlement document at the end of the process varies. Expenses such as room hire are not included in the hourly rate.

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