Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak Australians are having to quickly adjust to new ways of living and working as governments urge us to keep our distance, stay at home and stop the spread.
Separation, divorce and family dispute matters are undoubtably an extremely difficult experience for people to go through and with the recent changes by the Family Law Courts, in regards to COVID-19 and social distancing measures, the way family disputes are resolved has also had to adapt. These relate primarily to online services like online mediation, online lawyer consultations, online family lawyer help and reaching an agreement without going to court.
At Resolve Conflict Family Lawyers & Mediators we have always strongly recommended that clients first look into Family Dispute Resolution (mediation) for resolving their family and financial disputes.
Mediation is arguably the best place to start with any family dispute matter, as you will save time and money and develop a working relationship with your co-parent. It can also help you achieve good outcomes quickly and cost-effectively in simple financial matters.
Online mediation not only has the traditional advantages of mediation (saves time, money and helps develop working co-parent relationships), but also offers convenience to busy or housebound parties, whilst also offering relief to parties that have difficulty confronting each other in person.
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Yes. Communication is the key in family mediation – listening, speaking and acknowledging each other. Utilising modern online meeting tools allows each party and the family mediator to interact with one another similarly to how they would traditionally, which has produced great outcomes for many of our clients.
If you are wanting to resolve a family law dispute or interested in understanding how the online mediation process can help you, contact us today.
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 [email protected]