Mediation is a key component to any family law dispute where the parties come together with their family lawyers or individually with a mediator to resolve their dispute. Whether it be a mediation in relation to parenting arrangements or to try to settle a property dispute, family law mediation is a good starting point.
Most divorces will resolve at some form of mediation. This is because both parties have the ability to meet with their solicitors and an independent mediator to work on the issues at present and come up with an agreement that everybody can live with. Resolving your case at mediation also has two key benefits that should not be overlooked:
you get to decide your own outcome; and
Rather than waiting in line for a Judge to make a decision about your case, that you might not be happy with, resolving your case at mediation is one way of resolving things the way you want. This gives you the power and will likely give you a greater sense of satisfaction from the process.
the legal fees are significantly reduced.
This is a point that should not be overstated. Going to Court is not only a costly but very time consuming and emotionally taxing process. If you are able to come to a resolution at mediation then the costs, delay and stress of Court will all be avoided.
Depending on the type of dispute you are having there is mediation available to you.