As a family law mediator in Brisbane, François is an impartial third party who facilitates the discussion of issues in dispute between parents, by assisting them in understanding each other’s underlying concerns and values.
He assists with the generation of options to each of the issues, guiding parents towards settlement in a positive and constructive environment.
However, it is important to note that, as an unbiased mediator, François cannot offer individual legal advice to parents, nor provide representation to either parent, during or after the mediation. It is essential, before any mediation session begins, that parents seek legal advice from their own lawyer.
François is authorised by the Federal Attorney-General's Department to issue section 60I cerfiticates, which are required (subject to exceptions) before an application for parenting orders can be heard by the Family Court of Australia.
He is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner registered with the Federal Attorney-General's Department, pursuant to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). He has a Master of Laws (Dispute Resolution), specialising in mediation, from The University of Queensland.