Reaching divorce settlement
A divorce is one of the most stressful hurdles you will experience throughout your lifetime.
DA Family Lawyers in Brisbane specialise in divorce proceedings and will strive to achieve a respectful resolution for you. There is no one correct way to handle a divorce. All families are different and require a different approach to separation. DA Family Lawyers, located in the Brisbane CBD, focus their attention on getting a fair settlement and outcome for their clients and acting in a manner that reflects the best interests of any children involved.
Many elements need to be considered when deciding how the share of assets, liabilities and parenting responsibilities will be divided. Our reliable family lawyers will guide you through the processes each step of the way and provide you with quality legal support.
One of the most effective ways to reach an agreement that is acceptable to both parties is by participating in mediation, also known as family dispute resolution.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a negotiation process that involves the parties in dispute, the mediator and sometimes the legal representatives for each party. The conference is held in an informal location, such as a solicitor’s office, or it can be conducted via telephone or in separate rooms dependent on the circumstances and situation. The mediator’s role is to negotiate an outcome agreeable to both parties. Mediation promotes negotiation in order to reach an outcome that is mutually agreeable, instead of asking a court to make a major decision about your family and your future.
Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution
Mediation allows the two parties to reach an agreement outside of the court. The main benefit of choosing mediation is that it is a far cheaper way of reaching an agreement than going to court and it gives the parties more control over making decisions about their future.
Mediation is becoming a growing avenue in family law as an effective solution for settling a divorce. This development has both stemmed from the court and the individuals involved. Divorce is a major drain on the parties and the legal systems resources, when a simple negotiation is often all that is needed.
Parenting and Property Disputes
Mediation is also used in other legal disputes to save the cost of court proceedings and for the parties to have greater control over outcomes. For parenting matters, mediation is a compulsory step before filing an application with the court to resolve your dispute.
Deborah Awyzio – The Director
It requires intensive training and Federal Attorney-General approval to be certified to mediate. The Principal of DA Family Lawyers in Brisbane, Deborah Awyzio, is a professional mediation resolution practitioner. With a sole focus on assisting the parties to reach a resolution, Deborah acts independently and unbiasedly.