Is Mediation An Effective Solution For Your Divorce?

Is Mediation An Effective Solution For Your Divorce? - Resolve Conflict Family LawyersTraditionally, the process of divorce can be a long, painful and a costly endeavour, however there are other options divorcing couples can choose that may be more appropriate to their needs, like mediation.

Family Law Mediation is a legal, voluntary and confidential process for resolving disputes in which a neutral third party (the mediator) helps conflicting parties find a mutually satisfactory outcome. The positive outcomes of using mediation is that it provides both parties the opportunity to resolve their disputes respectively, peacefully and privately.

The advantages of mediation:

  • Time and cost effective
  • Non-confrontational atmosphere
  • Outcome is in the control of the disputing parties, not the courts
  • Confidential
  • Focused on fairness and a mutually satisfactory outcome
  • Encourages future cooperation between parties


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When mediation is not appropriate:

  • When either parties isn’t willing to cooperate productively to resolve their issue(s)
  • One party isn’t equally informed about the mediation process
  • There is physical/emotional abuse
  • Judgment is impaired (i.e. drug/alcohol addiction)
  • A spouse is hiding assets

Remember, if you find mediation isn’t working, you can stop at any point and proceed with a traditional divorce.


Note: This is general information advice only and does not constitute specific legal advice. If you would like further information in relation to this matter or other legal matters, please contact us on 03 9620 0088 or email


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