Family Mediation Station’s team are dedicated to helping separating couples reach agreement. Below are some of the team who work so hard to to help couples through family mediation.

Marie Fedorov


Marie Fedorov is the Director of Fedorov Lawyers and Family Mediation Station.

Marie brings to the firm an innovative way of thinking especially when it comes to family and relationship law. With almost 15 years experience in the industry and with her collaborative law skills, Marie offers a unique approach to family law matters focusing on out of Court resolution to stop the heartache so that her clients can move on with their lives.

Marie is a great listener and treats her Client’s legal problems with the same care and energy as she would her own. Combined with a friendly nature Marie is not only dedicated to understanding Client’s needs but is also dedicated to thinking outside the square whilst providing professional advice to Clients in a timely and cost effective fashion. Marie is hands down one of the top female lawyers on the Gold Coast.

In her spare time, Marie loves spending time with her husband and two little boys, cooking up a storm, travel and keeping fit.

Joanne Burnett of Family Mediation Station

Joanna Burnett

Mediation Coach

Joanna Burnett is a professional counsellor receiving her undergraduate degree in Social Work in 2003 from Deakin University in Melbourne. Joanna worked for a few years in the NSW local magistrate’s courts supporting people experiencing domestic violence and supporting young families in the Tweed Shire in a non-government agency.

She began working in her own private practice across NSW/QLD border as a counsellor in 2006 from northern NSW to the Gold Coast with families, individuals and couples. Joanna continued to work in her counselling practice part time and in 2005 worked in a psychiatric facility, counselling inpatients with depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health issues for over 10 years, whilst completing a Masters in Forensic Mental Health in 2013 with Griffith University.

Since 2017, Joanna has been working to support separating couples in collaboration with a family law firm and researching issues for separating families in mediation for the Family Mediation Station. She works in the mediation program as a Mediation Mentor and is undertaking a PhD in family law mediation and social work with Southern Cross University.

Jarrod Preiksa

Client Services Officer/Business Development Manager

Jarrod began working for Family Mediation Station following his desire for helping others through difficult times. He believes the best interests of the child should always come first, and whenever possible will try to help ex-couples avoid messy and often expensive court proceedings which can negatively impact on a child’s future.

In his spare time, Jarrod can be found hiking, on the beach or playing soccer.

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Tessa Hankey

Client Liason Officer

Tessa is one of our Client Liaison Officers at Family Mediation Station.

Tessa is there to hold our clients hands every step of the way so that they feel completely supported and ready for Mediation. Tessa explains step by step what to expect so that our clients are ready for Mediation and are empowered and confident to have a voice.

After work and on the weekends Tessa enjoys exercising and being with her family.

Irene Desiatov

Client Liaison Officer and Administration Support

Irene is one of our amazing Client Liaison Officers, and is there to answer your questions every step of the way. She enjoys helping people recognise that Mediation is for them as they want a say in what will happen with their children and property.

On weekends Irene enjoys catching up and relaxing with friends and family for a coffee and good food. Loves the beach, markets, cooking and keeping active.

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