At Phelan Family Law, we try to keep our clients out of the Court process. There is a better way to separate, and mediation and family dispute resolution is an important aspect of this.
MEDIATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION
When is dispute resolution used?
Dispute resolution can help resolve both parenting and property disputes.
What type of dispute resolution do I have to do in a property matter?
There are 2 types of dispute resolution available to parties involved in Court proceedings for property matters:
Conciliation Conference; and
A conciliation conference is a partially court funded conference that takes place with a Registrar of the Family Court who mediates the dispute and assists the parties to reach agreement. These conferences take place at the Courthouse, and are allowed a period of 2 hours for negotiations.
What should I expect at dispute resolution?
Dispute resolution involves both parties discussing the matter to attempt to reach a resolution.
What do I do if I reach agreement at dispute resolution?
If you reach agreement at a conciliation conference or mediation you can sign the proposed orders on the day. However these orders will not be binding until they have been made by the Court in the form of Consent Orders.