Name: Vanessa Mathews
Qualifications: BCom BSW LLB
Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists
Byron Bay Family Law & Mediation Specialists
State: Victoria & NSW
Immediation Practice Area: Family Dispute Resolution and Mediation
I am the founder and managing director of Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists (and Byron Bay Family Law & Mediation Specialists) where I specialise in providing the full range of family law dispute resolution services tailored to each client’s individual needs including: shadow legal advice and coaching, lawyer-led negotiation, family dispute resolution, conciliation, mediation, litigation and parenting coordination.
I have the rare but powerful combination of social work qualifications and experience which, combined with more than 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and dispute resolution practitioner, which make my approach to resolving legal relationship issues both sensible and sensitive.
I also have a commerce degree which adds a financially astute aspect to my practice.
I am a fully accredited family law specialist, mediator, family dispute resolution practitioner, conciliator and parenting coordinator.
I have extensive experience in complex issues that arise from relationship breakdown, and work in partnership with my clients, who regularly describe me as empathetic.
I am an active member of the family law profession and a member of the:
- Law Institute of Victoria, Family Law Section
- Law Council of Australia, Family Law Section
- Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers
- Resolution Institute
- Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators
- National Mediation Accreditation System
- Relationships Australia Family Lawyers Panel
- Relationships Australia / Federal Circuit Court ‘Access Resolve’ Mediation Service
- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
- Lawyer FDRP Panel
- Parenting Coordination Victoria
Immediation Areas of Expertise
- Children and Parenting
- Property and Financial Settlements
- Child Support and Child Maintenance
- Spousal Maintenance
- De Facto and Same Sex Relationships
- Financial Agreements
- Asset Protection
- International Family Law
- Family Violence
Immediation is a holistic legal dispute resolution platform combining multiple processes and apps into one customizable interface. Designed to streamline and simplify the DR process, Immediation offers industry-leading functionality, unmatched specialization, and delivers the judiciary, lawyers and neutral parties the capacity, capability and control to successfully handle complex legal interactions online. Immediation is used by courts, governments, dispute resolution organizations and law firms for local, national, and international matters.
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