Today's families are more complex than ever and the variety of issues facing parents today are endless.

We specialise in helping families deal with disputes in a private and confidential setting; in a way that allows all participants to have a voice, be heard, listen to others and speak openly and safely about their concerns and point of view.


Disputes and deep rooted conflict can occur in a family setting other than in a separation situation. Disputes can occur on numerous levels such as with grandparents or elder matters, disputed estates, conflict between siblings, to name a few.


Family disputes can be highly emotional and if left unattended can result in years of worry, stress, anxiety, unhappiness and a long running conflict.


Using a professionally trained, neutral mediator to get to the heart of your situation and facilitate discussions to resolve your concerns will allow everyone involved to get on with life.


Issues can span:

  • relationship issues or difficulties (either existing or new),

  • financial matters,

  • deceased estate and Will disputes,

  • succession planning concerns,

  • family business disputes,

  • parent - adolescent disputes

  • intra-family and inter-family matters , and

  • grand-parent / elder disputes or issues.

Maxwell Parker Dispute Resolution Principal, Matthew Maxwell, is a qualified Family Dispute Practitioner (FDRP) and is registered with the Attorney-General's Department. He is also a nationally accredited mediator (NMAS) and Professional Member of the Resolution Institute, Australia & NZ. His banking and finance career spanning 20 years, specifically as a Risk Executive in the Insolvency and Turnaround Management field, places him in good stead when dealing with a wide range of complex matters.

We offer a variety of solutions to meet the varied needs of our clients, including child-inclusive mediation options when deemed suitable for all parties. 



Our office is based in Kiama, NSW, with our clients predominately coming from the Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Highlands regions. We also cover the Sydney CBD, ACT and southern areas of regional NSW.

Your initial consultation and enquiry is free of charge. This enables everyone to consider the benefits and suitability of our dispute resolution options.

Fees start from $280/hr. Additional costs may apply including travel and accomodation for out-of-region matters. Contact us for a free, confidential discussion about your situation and we can provide a clear, customised quote for your consideration.

Contact us today to arrange a free, confidential consultation to discuss your individual needs and circumstance.

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Useful advice and help lines include:

  • 1800 RESPECT - National counselling helpline 1800 737 732

  • Beyond Blue support service 1300 224 636

  • Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

  • Lifeline 13 11 14

  • MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78

  • Suicide Callback Service 1300 659 460

  • HeadSpace 1800 650 890

  • Women's Crisis Line 1800 811 811