Alternative Dispute Resolution is a general term used to describe alternative means of resolving disputes between parties, aside from a judicial determination. The most common method used by family lawyers is mediation.
Family Law is, by its nature, an emotive area and the legislators and Courts try wherever possible to give parties the opportunity to resolve their disputes. For those who find themselves in need of additional support in determining issues with regard to their children or issues with regard to their property there are a number of alternative dispute resolution processes. Mediation is one of those. We have been trained at Bond University in mediation and have attended mediations in Family Law matters for over a decade.