We will always try and mediate your family law matter, whether it is concerning financial matters or children, so as to not incur further and unnecessary legal fees and we can finalise your matter as soon as practicable. Mediation occurs when an independent third party assists the parties to determine a final settlement in your family law matter.
When children are involved, unless there are circumstances such as family violence or an Intervention Order, a Court will require the parties to attend dispute resolution to assist them in finalising matters relating to the care and wellbeing of the children.
If this process is unsuccessful you will then receive a section 60I certificate. The certificate will show the Court your willingness to attempt to resolve the outstanding issues between you.
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Mediation is always the great option, if available, to try and resolve your matter. This means that you will be able to settle either your financial or children’s matters through negotiation and discussion and without the need of going through a nasty trial.
We estimate that 98 per cent of our matters settle through mediation, as we do not believe that it is worth the extra expense and stress on our clients to go further if unnecessary. We pride ourselves on briefing great barristers and having solicitors that provide honest and upfront advice so from the very beginning, you know what the ultimate outcome will be.
We understand that in these unprecedented times you may need to speak to a lawyer.
We are available for conferences in person (ensuring appropriate social distancing is adhered to), by telephone or by email depending on your individual needs and circumstances.