Mediation and Collaborative Law

Not all Family Law matters require to go to court. Avoiding court is entirely possible, cheaper and gives you a better chance at separating amicably.


Mediation with an experienced and neutral third party helps you and your ex-partner talk about what is worrying you and set out what needs to happen for you both to move forward. Whether you decided to separate or you were told that you are separating, having a safe environment to express the things that really matter to you can often be an important part of the healing process.

With good quality legal advice from an experienced Family Lawyer, it is likely that one day of Mediation can finalise your separation. This is an extreme contrast to spending months (and sometimes years) doing battle with your ex-partner in Court.


Collaborative Law

If Mediation isn’t a good option for you, it doesn’t necessarily mean that Court is your only choice left. Collaborative Law may just be the perfect option for you.

Instead of taking a position and then spending significant time and money to justify your stance or to discredit what your ex-partner wants to achieve, Collaborative Law allows all parties involved to work together to openly diagnose, gather information and resolve people’s family law problems so that they can finalise their separation with dignity and respect.

Collaborative Law involves having a series of meetings to discuss concerns and to negotiate and problem solve solutions. Where needed, additional information or evidence can be sourced from other professionals that will help guide you to the best outcome for you and your family.

By choosing a Collaborative approach to your Family Law problem, the options are endless, and you can be as creative and as flexible as you like. You are not restrained by the limited arrangements that will be imposed by a Judge.