< Back Search All

Divorce and separation: tips and advice from a family mediator

Divorce and separation: tips and advice from a family mediator
Published: Thu 09 Sep 2021

On this week’s podcast we’re joined by Lisanne Iriks, workplace and family mediator. 

She provides some really practical tips, strategies and advice to help fathers who might be going through separation or divorce. 

Separation and divorce can be an emotionally draining and difficult road to navigate. Understanding how to approach the situation in the early stages is key to moving forward and
co-parenting in a civil manner for the children. 

 This podcast covers: 

  • Communication tips and strategies 
  • The most common things Lisanne Iriks helps with as a mediator 
  • What to do and what not to do in high conflict situations 
  • How to move forward and have a civil parenting plan without getting the children negatively caught up

About our Guest Lisanne Iriks

Lisanne is an award-winning mediator who specialises in family mediation and workplace mediation. Lisanne says she loves being a mediator and loves training people in conflict resolution and negotiation skills as she sees how much suffering conflict causes in people’s lives and knows it does not have to be this way! 

She has a decade of experience in Dispute Resolution and Mediation, and has assisted hundreds of clients through the mediation process. Most recently, she won the award for Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year at the Australian ADR Awards and was a finalist nominated for Australian Mediator of the Year in 2019 and 2020 at the Australasian Law Awards.

To learn more about Lisanne’s work, visit her website.

She also has a podcast worth checking out and has released a new free training resource: What to do after separation

Related Articles

Being Proactive: advice for stepdads and blended families

Advice for developing strong, healthy relationships with your stepchildren. Read More

A conversation about mental health and wellness for dads with Dr Bruce Robinson and Noel Giblett

Dr Bruce Robinson opens up about important conversations around mental health and wellbeing for dads this October during Mental Health Month. Read More