Did you know: It is a Commonwealth offence for a person to take or send a child from Australia: – contrary to an order limiting or preventing the child’s overseas travel – where court proceedings for a parenting order are pending, or – where an appeal against a parenting order is pending. These offences are […]
About Randal Binnie
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I write to inform and to raise issues, particularly relating to family law and mediation. I am passionate about resolving conflict through mediation and other dispute resolution methods. If you have a problem that needs solving don't hesitate to engage in mediation.
Entries by Randal Binnie
Mediation including family dispute resolution provides far superior outcomes than Court proceedings. Costs, privacy, speedy resolution are only some of the reasons why mediation is the resolution method that works. Going to Court is costly and without doubt one of the most demoralising and stressful events you will encounter. There is an alternative, in fact […]
There has been a great deal of media attention recently (May 2016), attacking the ability of the Family Courts and its Judges to understand and appropriately deal with family violence.
The Family Courts are reported to be at a crisis point in Queensland because of a shortage of Judges. The Family Law Act/Courts recently celebrated 40 years of operation. At lot has changed in 40 years and whilst there have been significant amendments during those 40 years, there remains much work to be done. Not […]
Mediation Outcomes – Better than Court Outcomes During the last week I have conducted two mediations that have been quite challenging, particularly for the parties involved. In both cases the parties were able to resolve very important issues which, unless resolved, would have had a significant impact on the lives of both families. I have […]
I have probably written a number of blogs on why children should be removed from conflict. I recently read an article on the web page of the American Psychological Association entitled “An overview of the Psychological Literature on the Effects of Divorce on Children”. Whilst it relates to the effect of divorce on children it […]
Mediate Resolve now has a page dedicated to lawyers seeking professional mediation and family dispute resolution services. Go to Help for Lawyers.
There have been many advances in technology over the last few years. Many of us use Skype regularly and many of us have computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones that are capable of being used to hold online video meetings. Family mediations and other mediations of a general nature are suitable undertake mediation either through […]
In a recent Judgement a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court noted the length of time the matter had taken a parenting matter to get to trial. The proceedings from beginning to end took 19 months. The Judge referred to the delay in his reasons as follows: (the Application was finally determined by the Court on […]
The Australian Government Skills & Quality Authority has complaints guidelines that all Registered Training organisations need to comply with. Clause 6.1 – 6.6 set out the requirements to be implemented which includes making mediation services available where necessary. Whenever conflict arises between students and the training organisation mediation is a confidential way of handling those […]
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