No Court Dispute Resolution

Any legal action dealing with a dispute takes a toll. For families. it is an emotionally challenging and difficult time for you and your children. For business owners, leaders and managers it can be an unnecessary distraction from your core business.

We can help all involved in dispute to make those important decisions by providing a quick, cost effective alternative to court proceedings.


How we can help you

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Family Law Disputes

Helping Families Through Changes

We have highly skilled family law professionals who provide a safe, reliable, customised and confidential service. We work with you to help create a better future for you and your family.

We facilitate a quick cost-effective alternative to court proceedings, that puts you (not a judge!) in decision-making control of your future.

Depending on your family’s needs, you can engage us in any of the following roles:

Working together

Commercial Disputes

Getting Businesses Back to Business Without Dispute Distraction

Third party disputes are an unnecessary and unwelcomed distraction to your core business of serving your customers.

We can help you navigate a path to resolution quicker than going to court.

That means less cost, stress and wasted management time.

Engage us as a Commercial Mediator to help you find resolution.

    Our experts

    At Spectrum Law & Mediations we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping people navigate the difficult circumstances surrounding family separations.

    Mary Louise Hatch

    Mary Louise Hatch (Director)

    Nationally Accredited Mediator | Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner | Parenting Co-ordinator | Lawyer

    Sandy Woolley

    Sandy Woolley (Director)

    Mediator | Lawyer
    BA LLB Grad Dip Bus Admin

    What our clients say

    Here’s some feedback we received from some of our happy clients.


    Thank you from the bottom of my heart

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being my lawyer and going above and beyond during our negotiation meeting


    Many thanks for your professionalism and kindness

    Many thanks for your help and advice throughout the process and your professionalism and kindness are highly appreciated.

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    Aloka Bandara

    Integrity to sincerely help us

    In this journey, a few people stood out in their integrity to sincerely help us out. One was you.

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    Truly grateful for your advice

    I appreciate all your time, effort and support to get me through this process, Truly grateful for your advice.

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    Process smooth and easy to understand

    Thank you for making the process smooth and easy to understand. I was singing your praise to a friend who may engage your services in the future.

    Jaya Konakov

    Helped us find a different way

    Mary Louise is amazing! She helped us find a different way of looking at things and work out our custody arrangements. We are now talking with each other and the kids are much happier. I would highly recommend her

    Rod McKenzie

    Very professional in everything they do

    In our dealings with Mary Louise she has been professional, prompt and very easy to deal with. She has a wealth of knowledge in her field. Highly recommend.

    Tereza Antonios

    Immediately recognised our strengths and weaknesses

    Mary Louise was extremely helpful in expediting our mediation. She immediately recognised our strengths and weaknesses and catered to us individually as best fit the situation. She was fair, unbiased and efficient throughout. Much more cost efficient than battling over nothing in court. Thanks

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