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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MEDIATION – WHAT IS IT AND WHY SHOULD I DO IT?

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.
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CHOOSING BETWEEN TERRORISM AND PEACE

If you’re raised on dogma and hate, can you choose a different path? Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His story is shocking, powerful and, ultimately, inspiring. Watch the video here
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FAMILY REPORTS/ASSESSMENTS

The Family Courts have released a document called "Australian Standards of Practice of Family Assessments and Reports".

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…

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…

What is Mediation and Why Should I try it?

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 more than one alternative but in general they all come under the heading of dispute resolution…

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…
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GOING TO SCHOOL – BUT WHERE?

If parents can't decide where their children should attend school then the Family Courts are often asked to make that decision. These are orders the Federal Circuit Court recently made in a report case -
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MORE REASONS TO MEDIATE

There are many reasons to mediate and to mediate before you litigate. There are times when you have to go to court first but then don't forget to mediate before you get to a trial stage. The Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court each have their own rules about dispute resolution.