At DA Family Lawyers we know how to navigate the potential pitfalls and emotional hazards of divorce law.
Any good family lawyer will tell you that there is no one correct way to handle a divorce. Every family’s situation is completely different from the next which means every family requires a unique approach. At DA Family Lawyers, our focus is on getting a fair settlement and outcome that will be in the best interests of any children involved.
There are a myriad of elements that need to be considered when coming to a decision on the distribution of the assets, financial support and parenting responsibilities. But whatever the process, trust that the reliable team at DA Family Lawyers will guide you through every single step and provide you with expert counsel and quality legal support.
How Can I resolve my Issues?
While there are a number of ways to resolve to a family dispute, it is our experience that mediation (also known as family dispute resolution) between the two parties is one of the most effective and respectful dispute resolution methods in parenting matters. The DA Family Lawyers team includes Lisa Foley, a family law solicitor who has a wealth of experience and an incredible reputation in the field. Also, Director and Accredited family law specialist Deborah Awyzio who has over 20 years of exclusive experience in family law.
We always stay abreast of ongoing legal amendments and assess your case thoroughly before giving any advice. Our range of resolution services also includes collaborative law, arbitration, mediation and litigation should it be required.
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is the term given to a negotiation process involving parties who are in dispute. We firmly believe that it is one of the most effective ways to reach an agreement with both parties and is a pivotal tool in resolving family law issues. The chief role of a mediator is to negotiate a beneficial outcome for everyone involved and encourage a dialogue instead of going to court. Mediation maintains responsibility for decision making on the parties who are in dispute. Parenting matters must go through mediation as a compulsory step before they are able to commence court proceedings, except in exceptional circumstances.
Is Mediation Expensive?
Mediation has the advantage of having the parties to a dispute in one place at the same time. This avoids the need for letters going back and forth between lawyers and allows parties to focus on what is important, in a concentrated environment. This has the effect of efficiently using legal resources to minimise ongoing costs. The costs of mediation are much less than pursuing litigation through the courts and the non-financial advantages of obtaining a result without delay have advantages that are emotional as well as financial.
Mediation from DA Family Lawyers Brisbane
Being a top mediator isn’t easy and requires intensive training and Federal Attorney-General approval in order to practice it. This makes it all the more important to choose your legal counsel wisely and Deborah Awyzio’s sole focus is on assisting the parties to the best of her considerable ability. Deborah has undergone training at Harvard University in the United States of America, as well as locally
In addition to divorce law, we also provide services that include domestic law such as child protection and domestic violence. We strive to achieve your ideal resolution in a respectful manner and without doing damage to your reputation either inside or outside your family unit. To experience truly expert family law services and to find out more about family law and mediation, please click here.