When parties want to take their dispute to Court for a decision on children or property matters, the Family Law Act (1975) requires the parties to the dispute to attend mediation before filing in the court.
If mediation is successful and the parties are able to determine an alliance and/or agreement of their own choice, then the expensive and time-consuming option of litigation can be avoided.
If mediation is not successful – if one party does not attend or is not genuine in their efforts to resolve the dispute – then the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner will issue a certificate 60i to enable the parties to go to litigation.
Mediation can help resolve major family issues such as parental plans and property settlements without the stress, time and high cost of litigation through the courts.
Contact Sandra Waley for a confidential discussion about how family mediation can help you.
You can send an email or call Sandra on 0411 355 633.