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Family Law Mediation – Most Have Heard Of It, But What Is It? And Is It The Right Way To Go?

If you have a family law Mediation dispute or disagreement, there can be a confusing array of pathways forward, and it can be difficult to work out the best way to proceed. It is likely that mediation will be suggested or considered at some point. But is that the right choice for you? Depending on […]

Family Law Mediation – Most Have Heard Of It, But What Is It? And Is It The Right Way To Go?

Family Law Mediation – Most Have Heard Of It, But What Is It? And Is It The Right Way To Go?

If you have a family law Mediation dispute or disagreement, there can be a confusing array of pathways forward, and it can be difficult to work out the best way to proceed. It is likely that mediation will be suggested or considered at some point. But is that the right choice for you?

Depending on your situation or circumstances, mediation may be a good choice and may assist you to resolve a situation without needing to go to Court. If the dispute is about parenting arrangements, then in many situations you are required to try mediation before you can make an application to the Court. If your dispute is about the division of property and assets, whilst attempting mediation before you go to Court is not required in the same way, mediation is usually something the Court will order you to do after you have started the Court process.

If your situation involves domestic and family violence and you need protection – mediation is almost certainly not appropriate. If you have a very urgent concern that needs immediate action, such as a child moving a long distance away without your consent, or a large sum of money being dealt with without your agreement, then it is unlikely that mediation is going to be the right choice.

If your situation does not include urgent issues such as that, mediation may be appropriate as a possible means of addressing the issues that you face. To ensure that any mediation offers the best prospect of being successful, you need to be thoroughly prepared before it takes place, and representation at any mediation by an experienced solicitor who is committed to working with you to find a reasonable solution is a key element in achieving a successful outcome.

To discuss whether mediation may be the right pathway for you, call the Family Law team at Aylward Game Solicitors on 1800 217 217

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