Larissa Ernst is an accredited family mediator and assists with mediating a parenting plan (care and contact of the child), distribution of assets during divorce, and child maintenance. Family mediation is applicable to parents going through a divorce process as well as unwed parents.
Family mediation can take place in different contexts. Often a couple who decides to divorce wants to do so in an amicable way, avoiding unnecessary legal costs. As a family mediator I will assist them to agree on the distribution of assets, and if they have children the parental responsibilities in terms of care and contact will be mediated and a parenting plan drawn up. Another context is of unmarried parents who are separated. I will assist the parents to draw up a parenting plan serving the child’s best interest.