Mediation/Family Dispute Resolution

Mediation/Family Dispute Resolution

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) and Mediation frequently prove to be a more economical and less taxing approach to resolving disputes than litigation. It remains a viable option even after the initiation of legal proceedings. Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) and Mediation provide a platform to address all Family Law Act issues, encompassing matters related to children, property, child support, spousal maintenance, and more. You and your former partner retain the autonomy to choose the method for reaching an agreement.

Despite sensationalised media stories or anecdotes from friends, most family disputes in Australia finalise by way of settlements. This implies that most individuals do not resort to court proceedings to address child custody, property division, or maintenance issues. Instead, they opt to sit down together, sometimes with professional assistance, and collaboratively work through the challenges.

Mediation emerges as a constructive alternative for resolving disagreements. In Australia, it is commonly employed for resolving property and financial matters and parenting disputes. Unlike the traditional court process, where a judge dictates the resolution, mediation puts you in control of both the process and the outcome.

So, how does Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) and mediation in family law operate? A neutral and impartial third party, the mediator, facilitates communication between you and your former partner to guide you toward an agreement that satisfies both parties. The mediator aids in identifying your interests and actual needs and strives to ensure a fair resolution for everyone involved. This process encourages fairness and fosters mutual respect between the parties involved.

We extensively work with The Separation Guide to promote a more significant, lasting agreement through Mediation.

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