Separating Services

You can separate smarter

At The Australian Family Mediation Group, we know going through separation and divorce can be difficult for all involved, particularly children. Separation and divorce can take a toll financially and emotionally, particularly when it is protracted and/or where there is high conflict.

Separation and Divorce however does not have to be this way. It is possible to separate well. At The Australian Family Mediation Group, we pride ourselves on providing an alternative to expensive, combative court proceedings by offering a range of supportive, inclusive, family-focused separation and divorce services. All of our staff have extensive experience working with families and young people going through separation and divorce. 

Our team of experienced mediators includes:


Our team of mediators can help you resolve family and financial matters; assist with parenting plans; offer child inclusive mediations and issue s60i certificates.

Child Consultants

Our team of Child Consultants can work with your child/children to ensure their voice is heard during mediation.


Who can provide nurturing separation counselling support to your child; give parenting support and advice; assist with conflict. Our team, of mediators, child consultants and psychologists, work closely together to help people going through separation and divorce feel supported, involved and informed.

Our approach to dispute resolution:

Our team work closely together to help people going through separation and divorce feel supported, involved and informed.

Not only will we support you through separation and divorce, we also want to set you up for success post-separation and divorce. To assist with this, our comprehensive separation and divorce services include:

Sue Boursiani

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Sue Boursiani is a Senior Psychologist, trained Child Consultant and accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with over 25 years’ experience working with children, young people and their families.  Drawing from extensive experience in trauma-informed practice, Sue offers highly tailored family mediation services, skilfully navigating challenging family transitions to resolve disputes for both parenting and financial matters.  Through her work as a Child Consultant, Sue adeptly integrates the voices of children, positively shaping post-separation parenting with empathy and insight.  With a wealth of experience in complex family dynamics and relationship breakdown, Sue is committed to empowering individuals going through  separation. She helps them achieve workable and sustainable resolutions in financial matters and co-parenting arrangements for their children,  effectively avoiding protracted conflict and court involvement.

Tim Smith

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Tim is one of the co-founders of the Australian Family Mediation Group and has a diverse background in conflict management and mediation having worked in a variety of family-oriented intervention-based services. He has fine-tuned a strong, unique and effective style of family mediation where his primary goal is for family members in conflict to reach sustainable parenting and property agreements while avoiding where possible the mental anguish and high costs of Court-based litigation. Tim is a straight talker, with a compassionate and results-oriented approach. He also holds several post graduate degrees including a masters degree in mental health, and a second masters degree in conflict management and resolution. 

Katrina Thornley

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Katrina is a qualified family dispute resolution practitioner and experienced psychologist. She has worked with numerous families going through separation and divorce. Her calm, confident approach, together with her experience and understanding of people, helps her to be an effective, solution focused mediator.