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Settling without going to court

I DON'T WANT TO GO TO COURT - WHY SHOULD YOU! For the last few years of my family law practice (spanning over 25 years) I have been struggling to reconcile my desire to assist my clients resolve their matters with the usual negotiation methods…
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Mediation Creates Outcomes that a Court Can’t

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…
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Mediation & Family Dispute Resolution services for lawyers

Mediate Resolve now has a page dedicated to lawyers seeking professional mediation and family dispute resolution services.  Go to Help for Lawyers.
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Court Process Delays

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…
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Training Organisation Mediation for Complaints

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…
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Get what you are entitled to! – but is that really what you need to know!

You would have heard the radio ads, television ads or simply noticed on Facebook or the internet that law firms often entice you to contact them by saying "Get what you are entitled to."  Well that's not all you should be concerned about.  It's…
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Divorce Hotel – What next?

A novel way to divorce  - an article from news.com.au - An excerpt "  Welcome to the DivorceHotel — well, technically, the Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa — where you can check in as a married couple on Friday and check out divorced by…
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Collaborative Surrogacy Representation

Simply put, collaboratively trained family lawyers are not adversarial lawyers. The ultimate goal of a surrogacy arrangement is for a child to be born that is loved in an open based relationship, taking into account the needs and aspirations…
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Turkey Embraces Mediation

The article : "Progress Of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms In TurkeyTurkey: Progress Of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms In Turkey" shows how dispute resolution, particularly mediation is internationally recognised as being…