Alternative Dispute Resolution
The family team has a dedicated team of lawyers providing new and alternative ways for you to reach solutions to the difficult issues that arise on the breakdown of a relationship.
Our specialised teams of Mediators and Collaborative Lawyers can offer a ‘no court’ divorce option.
Both approaches enable you and your partner to take ownership of your separation or divorce - allowing you to voice any concerns that you might have for the future and to retain control over the outcome rather than rely on the Court.
So what’s the difference?
Mediation enables you and your partner to meet with a Mediator who will assist you both in reaching a settlement - whether it is on arrangements for the children or financial issues. The Mediator is impartial throughout and can offer legal information but not legal advice. It allows you and your partner to work together with the Mediator to reach a settlement that your lawyers can finalise on your behalf.
Collaborative Law is a fast growing new approach to resolving family disputes. It involves you and your partner and each of your lawyers sitting around a table and working together to reach a resolution. The commitment to reach a settlement is strengthened by everyone signing an agreement at the beginning confirming that they will not issue contested court proceedings.