FHL Divorce Mediation

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Accredited mediator
helping couples reach amicable solutions

Welcome to FHL Divorce Mediation. I am a SAAM and NABFAM accredited Mediator and registered on ADR International Register for Mediators.

What is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation is a process that allows divorcing couples to meet with a specially-trained, neutral third-party to discuss and resolve common divorce-related issues.

Mediation is typically less stressful and less expensive than a divorce trial, and it usually proceeds much faster.

Because you and your spouse have the final say over your divorce matters, mediation also allows couples to maintain the power and control in their divorce, as opposed to asking a judge to decide.

Anyone going through a divorce should consider mediation, which can work for almost all couples and has a long list of benefits.

  • Mediation is much less expensive than a court trial or a series of hearings.
  • Most mediations end in a settlement of all of the issues in your divorce.
  • Mediation is confidential, with no public record of what goes on in your sessions.
  • Mediation allows you to arrive at a resolution based on your own ideas of what is fair in your situation, rather than having a solution imposed upon you based on rigid and impersonal legal principles.
  • You can still have a lawyer give you legal advice if you wish.
  • You and your spouse — not the court — can control the process.
  • The mediation process can improve communication between you and your spouse, helping you avoid future conflicts.

WHY CHOOSE MEDIATION?

REASONS TO CHOOSE MEDIATION

Mediation is very cost effective and much more affordable than litigation.

The parties have total control over the best outcome for them, where as a judge decide on the outcome in a litigation case.

The mediation process is fairly short compared to a long drawn out court case.

The parties may at any stage withdraw from the mediation process.

The mediation process mitigate the pscyhological trauma of a divorce in a court room.

Mediation process facilitates the process for parties to have an amicable relationship in future after the divorce.

THE MEDIATOR CODE OF CONDUCT:

NEUTRALITY

INDEPENDENCE

IMPARTIALITY

FAIRNESS

CONFIDENTIALITY

THE MEDIATION PROCESS

Parties agree to enter voluntary ( unless ordered by the court) to the mediation process.

Both parties have equal opportunities to state their cases and to conclude an outcome best suited for everyone involved – including children.

The mediator acts as a facilitator of the process and does not take “sides” nor decide on the outcome.

The best interest of the children involved must be at the core of all decisions being made.

The final divorce agreement is lodged at the court after which a summons is served and thereafter a court date.

FHL Divorce Mediation

About

My passion for children and drive to make a difference in people’s lives are the most significant reasons why I am a DIVORCE MEDIATOR.

My “hands on” experience going through my own divorce after a marriage of 28 years, also played a huge part in choosing this career path.  I have extreme empathy with couples going through a divorce or separation. I understand the pain, uncertainty, frustration, anxiety, hopelessness, anger, fear of the unknown and so the list goes on, as some of the emotions which one experiences when going through a divorce.

A MEDIATOR’s role is NOT to take sides or to “judge” any one of the parties.  The role of the MEDIATOR is to facilitate the process so that the parties can reach an agreement on the terms of their divorce settlement. This mutual agreement does not only have to include the parenting plan and suitable maintenance for their minor children, but it also serves as a well-timed instrument to resolve issues like the division of assets.

A good MEDIATOR will be impartial, empathetic, have good listening skills and guide the parties on the best suitable outcome for their specific situation.  As each marriage is different, so is each divorce different and as such both parties can “design” their own individual outcome through effective MEDIATION.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Treasurer of SAAM

SAAM & NABFAM REGISTERED – member no SAAM1237

ADR International Register – Mediator/Negotiator

Family Law Mediation – Mediation Academy

Charted Accountant (SA) – SAICA – member no 08214862

B Compt Hons (Accounting) – Unisa

B.Compt (Accounting) – University of Johannesburg

B.Com (Industrial Psychology) – RAU

Stella Coetzee - FHL Divorce Mediation

STELLA COETZEE CA (SA) - OWNER OF FHL DIVORCE MEDIATION

ADR International Register

ADR INTERNATIONAL REGISTER

ADR Register is ISO 9001:2015 certified, subsidiary of Global Network Group and supervised by ICC Council.

Mediation Academy

FAMILY LAW MEDIATOR

I am a qualified Family Law Mediator.

SAAM

SOUTH-AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDIATORS

SAAM & NABFAM (National Accreditation Board for Family Mediators) accredited Family & Divorce Mediator

SERVICES OFFERED

Please contact me for fees on any of the below 

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Divorce Agreements

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Maintenance Agreements

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Parenting Plans

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Section 22 Agreements

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Domestic Violence Protection Order Applications

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Post Divorce

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Arrear Maintenance

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Pro Bono Services

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