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Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution services

mediation answers your dispute


"Zoë, thanks for today.  You were really prepared and it was obvious you were on top of all the issues. 


Thanks for being respectful with the clients and showing empathy. 


I will be using you again and recommending you to others. "

- Maria Monastiriotis, Group Principal Nexus Law Group

Aug19342-2019 APAC Legal portrait Winner

Zoë Durand is the founder of Mediation Answers.   Zoë is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) .  She has a wealth of experience working as a lawyer for 15 years, primarily in family law, at the coalface of the family law system


Zoë has also worked at leading national and international commercial law firms giving her a financial acumen which is highly desirable in family law property matters and as a Court Appointed Independent Children's lawyer, giving her a unique insight into the needs and perspectives of children in parenting family law matters. 

Zoë has written the case notes for the NSW Law Society Journal and been featured in Lawyers Weekly, The Australian, ABC, SMH, 10Daily, Mamamia and A Current Affair.  


She edited the most recent version of CCH's Master Family Law Guide and authored the highly publicised book Inside Family Law, which has been recommended by The Honourable Justice Peter Rose AM QC as a "must for all institutions teaching family law, for family lawyers or those going through the process firsthand." Inside Family Law is now on the recommended reading list of several universities. 

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About Zoë Durand

collaborative law coach

A collaborative law coach works with both the parties and their lawyers to reach agreement over a series of meetings.


Mediation involves the parties working with a neutral third party to try to resolve their dispute. We offer mediation in family law and other areas. We also can issue s60I certificates if mediation does not proceed.

education & speaking

We offer free talks on mediation and family law.

We also offer our popular 1 day SOS Lawyer Magic Workshop.


We assist people with referrals to lawyers and other professionals.


Zoë is the author of Inside Family Law and the host of the Inside Family Law podcast. If you work in family law and would like to be featured in the podcast or if you are a journalist interested in Inside Family Law we can assist.

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Listen in to the latest insights from Zoë Durand's Inside Family Law Podcast

Listen in to Judges, experts, barristers and lawyers sharing their insights on the Inside Family Podcast available below.

Including interviews with The Honourable Mark La Poer Trench on children's wishes and self represented litigants and The Honourable Peter Rose AM QC on the proposed Australian Law Reform Commission's recommendations regarding family law reform.



We have moved to 21/133 Castlereagh Street in the heart of the CBD, Sydney

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