Sometimes, a dispute is not as complicated as we think, but our emotions get in the way of being able to think clearly.
Mediation is often a good way for each party to convey to the other what they want to achieve.
Mediation involves haing a third party present to control the discussion. Having a third party present who does not make any judgement is useful for the parties to see through their emotions and get to the point and deal with the dispute in a constructive and a healthy and respectful manner.
Of course mediation can also be a cost effective and quick way of dealing ith a dispute, than through court proceedings.
Mediation does require the co-operation of both parties and it may still involve some costs. It is important tha the parties agree on the mediator whose services they want to use to make sure that they are obth comfortable with teh Mediator and that they agree to share payment of the fees.
When counselling and/or mediation leads to resolution of the dispute, then the agreement syhould be properly documented and registered with the Family Court. Yu should make sure you get legal advice about any agreement reached so that you know where you stand.
if you have any inquiry regarding mediation, contact Kim Lawson of Brazel Moore Lawyers on (02) 4324 7699 now and Kim can provide you with details of one of the many counselling and mediation services that regularly assist our clients to reach an agreement that is satisfactory to all parties involved.