Mediation is one way to resolve a family law dispute with your former spouse. Mediation is a process which involves a trained, independent mediator who facilitates a discussion between you and your former spouse with the view of reaching a resolution, whether it be for the short term or long term. This process can also involve your respective lawyers.
Given the delay in the Court system, you and your former spouse can use mediation as an option to try and reach an agreement that meets both of your needs and the needs of your family without the stress and cost of litigation.
Mediation is private and can be arranged at a time and place that better suits you and your former spouse. It is often a more relaxed environment for discussing issues and options of resolution and is less expensive than litigation.
Our team are experienced in the mediation process. While litigation is sometimes unavoidable, it is our preference to help you resolve your family law matter through alternate dispute resolution processes, such as mediation.
One of our partners, Geoff Mazengarb, is an experienced mediator within the family law context.
Contact us to discuss whether mediation is right for you.
Family Dispute Resolution
Separated parents are encouraged to develop and work with each other to minimise the impact of their separation on their children. Not everyone can smoothly transition from a family unit to co-parenting while separated. Family Dispute Resolution is one avenue available for separated families to try and resolve any disagreements they may have and make parenting arrangements for both the short term and long term.
Before filing an application seeking orders from the Court with respect to parenting arrangements, the Family Law Act 1975 requires you to obtain a certificate from a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. There are some exceptions to this.
Our partner, Geoff Mazengarb is an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners who is able to help separated parents in discussing all issues relating to their children and reaching a resolution that meets the needs of your family.
Contact Mazengarb Family Lawyers to discuss mediation options for your dispute.