Mediation works better than the adversarial process to resolve family property and children’s issues
There will always be litigation. Some parents will always need a judge to make the final orders relating to their children. The use of mediation in family courts works better than the adversarial process to resolve family property and children’s issues. Orders that judges make after hearing evidence are not as effective or as long-lasting as mediated agreements. Mediation offers the best opportunity for parents to be reminded of their obligations to their children that continue even after they separate.
The role of the mediator is to:
· Facilitate a constructive discussion about the issues
· Ensure the process is fair and safe
· Assist the parties with mutual decision-making
· Act impartially and independently.
A person who is considering filing an application to start a court case must first invite the other party to participate in dispute resolution.
Christopher Swan is a skilled and accredited mediator who possess a range of qualifications including being a family law specialist, Collaborative Practitioner, Accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.