Mediation can be used to reach agreement relating to how to divide the assets and debts of the relationship or the parenting arrangements or ‘custody’ of the children. Mediation is required before either party initiates proceedings at Court seeking parenting Orders.
You can engage in the mediation process through family relationship centres but we would not recommend doing in circumstances where you need to resolve a dispute with complex legal issues in a timely fashion.
Our family law team at Hickey Lawyers can provide guidance to you throughout every step of the mediation process, including facilitating the exchange of disclosure and preparing you for the meetings and intake process. We can legally represent you on the day and assist you in formalising any agreements reached at mediation to ensure final settlement of your matter.
We will also be able to assist you in engaging the right mediator by taking into consideration the issues involved, the dynamic with the other party (and their lawyer) and the complexity of your situation. It is not a case of one mediator fits all.
Contact our family law team for a no obligation free 45 minute consultation to discuss your family law matter.