Why should you mediate
Mediation is an important part of the family law process.
Mediation is generally compulsory before you can apply to the Court for Children's Orders, and even if it was not, we would generally recommend mediation for most separating parents.
While it is not compulsory for you to mediate property matters before applying to the Court, it is often a cost effective and efficient means to bringing your dispute to an end.
In our experience, a high proportion of parties who commit to mediation are able to reach an agreement at mediation. For those parties this represents a significant saving in legal fees, time off work, stress for you and your children, and damage to the relationship with your former partner. That is compared to those parties who find themselves before a Court.
Parties who are legally represented at mediation tend to achieve better outcomes in their mediations. When time permits, terms of settlement can be prepared on the day, and executed by all parties.
Lyn McLardy practiced family law in Newcastle for many years and is now a Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.
Her core role with our firm is to offer Family Dispute Resolution (mediation).
Lyn is a compassionate and sensible family Lawyer, and the experience she brings to the mediation arena is invaluable.