Make Mediation Your First Choice

“In The Middle Of Difficulty, There Lies Opportunity” – Albert Einstein

What is Mediation?

Mediation offers several possible advantages for resolving a dispute and can be done face-to-face or online.

All family issues can be dealt with in Mediation – Legal Separation, Parenting Plans, Custody to/of Children, Guardianship, Maintenance, Living arrangements, Inheritance and other related family matters such as probate, family disagreements, Elder family members care and end of life needs.

Mediation is also known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); instead of escalating directly to a time consuming, costly court process where the decisions and any outcomes are taken completely out of the hands of each party involved, mediation facilitates the parties to negotiate and come to mutual agreements. Each party walking away happier with peace of mind and showing good faith in the process, and the settlement agreed.


Mediation is defined in the Mediation Act 2017 as “a confidential, facilitative and voluntary process in which parties to a dispute, with the assistance of a mediator, attempt to reach a mutually acceptable agreement to resolve the dispute.”

Benefits of Mediation

There are many benefits to Mediation, the most notable ones being:

  • Substantial cost and time savings.
  • Reduces stress and tension.
  • The process is flexible to suit the needs of the parties.
  • The parties decide the outcome.

The process of Mediation

  • Planning – Intake calls from parties
  • Mediator’s introduction – Ground rules and guideline Opening remarks/statements from parties
  • Joint discussion – 1 on 1 or joint sessions
  • Caucus/Private meeting with each side Negotiation
  • Discussions jointly or separately in shuttle mediation
  • The agreement – these can be legally or non-legally binding

The Journey for change begins with the first step”

A . J . Mediation

Meet the Mediators

Andrea O’ Donoghue:

Andrea is an accredited member of the MII and is committed to her personal and professional development.

Andrea has a wealth of experience with Family Mediation and has a background in Music, Retail, Equestrian, Coaching & Mentoring.

Andreas’s passion for mediation has come from a view of enabling individuals and families to move forward. Using restorative mediation to develop strong foundations so that individuals can move forward in a positive relationship.

Josephine Bolger

Josephine is an accredited member of the MII, and an ADR Group accredited civil and commercial mediator approved by the Civil Mediation Council (CMC).

Josephine has come from a background working in Construction, Logistics, HR training & development, and presently works as a Life, Career & Conflict Coach and Mediation.

Josephine believes that Mediation is a positive first step for individuals and companies to come together to resolve personal or professional disputes. Using a restorative approach allow the parties to pave the way forward into a more productive and rewarding relationship.