Separation and divorce are expensive, time-consuming, and emotionally draining, and this process is made even more overwhelming when you throw in the thought of facing the family courts. In Australia, there is an alternative way to solve family law disputes outside of the courts through mediation. Mediation is a less formal meeting that allows parties to discuss the matter without prejudice and come to an agreement outside of the courtroom. While mediation can be carried out without legal representation, you can also hire a lawyer to mediate on your behalf. At Collective Family Law Group, we’re experts in divorce mediation in Brisbane. Our team is qualified to both represent you and mediate between two parties. We believe that matters are best settled without litigation, so we foster a productive, safe environment for negotiations to occur. If you’re in the middle of a divorce, here are a few reasons to consider mediation over litigation.
Should You Consider Divorce Mediation in Brisbane?
If you haven’t attempted mediation yet, it might be worth your while to give it a go. There are quite a few benefits to settling in mediation as opposed to taking your matter to court.
It saves you money. Years and years worth of court fees and lawyers fees will very quickly add up into the tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. In fact, some people go bankrupt trying to fight their matter in the family court. Mediation is far more cost-effective and, in most cases, will achieve results far more quickly than litigation. If you’d like to cut the costs of legal fees even further, you can use Collective Family Law Group’s Resolve Online program. We’ll guide you through the mediation process using workbooks, videos, and information sheets to help you come to a cost-effective solution.
It gives you some control. Mediation allows you and your ex to come into discussions on a level playing field. You can negotiate terms in a safe environment and resolve any disputes or conflict you may have, coming to a mutually satisfying agreement.
Mediation is faster. If you take your matter to court, you could be waiting months or years to have your case heard by a family court judge. Through mediation with the Gold Coast divorce lawyers at Collective Family Law Group, your matter can be wrapped up in a fraction of the time so you can carry on with your life.
It preserves relationships. If you have children, you’ll need to remain on somewhat neutral terms with your ex, and a court battle will only inflame hostility and aggression. Mediation requires collaboration and respect to come to a mutual agreement, so it’s more likely to foster a positive relationship to carry on into the future.
What Is The Process Of Mediation?
When you hire expert Gold Coast divorce lawyers, the mediation process is relatively straightforward.
Hire a mediator. You will first need to find a mediator for your dispute. This person will have specialised qualifications in facilitating mediation, so if you’re looking for someone you know you can trust, you can request one of our experienced mediators at Collective Family Law Group.
Hire a family lawyer. You don’t need to hire a lawyer for mediation, but having legal support will help you get the best outcome for yourself and your family.
Prepare for your mediation. You’ll need to prepare a list of topics you want to discuss, possible offers to suggest, and a plan on how to best communicate with your mediator and the other party. Your lawyer can help you gather everything you need to better your chances at a positive settlement.
You’ll attend your mediation. The mediator will adjust the mediation process to suit your unique circumstances and explain that process when you begin. From there, the structure is flexible, and the mediator may facilitate by asking questions, encouraging discussion, offering different perspectives, and expressing issues in alternative ways.
The mediation session will end. There are three potential outcomes of mediation;
Full settlement. If both parties reach an agreement, the judge and court will be notified that no court date is needed. No details of the mediation will be shared without the consent of both parties.
Partial settlement. In the case of a partial settlement, further mediation talks may be needed. The judge will be notified that more needs to be done, but the contents of the mediation will not be disclosed.
No settlement. If no agreement is reached, the judge will be notified that the case is ongoing and further action is needed.
Why Choose Collective Family Law Group?
When it comes to divorce mediation in Brisbane, the team at Collective Family Law Group are the experts. We pride ourselves on our negotiation skills, and we’ll exhaust every avenue we can before recommending litigation.
We provide solicitor-free alternatives. If you’d like to settle your divorce as quickly as possible without taking it to court, you may want to try using Resolve Online. Collective Family Law Group’s director, Caralee Fontenele, designed this affordable online resource to guide people through the family law process at their own pace without having to spend money on legal fees. Resolve Online has short videos, workbooks, information sheets, checklists, and clear steps to help you work through your legal issue in the most efficient, affordable way.
We strive to keep our services cost-effective. Quality legal advice shouldn’t be prohibitively expensive, which is why Collective Family Law Group are dedicated to efficient and prompt resolution of family law matters. We offer free initial consultations and fixed fee services, so you’ll understand the costs from the very beginning.
Our results speak for themselves. We measure our results on the feedback we receive from our clients, as their happiness is our priority. We’re armed with the legal and practical knowledge to see you through a difficult time as simply and easily as possible.
We understand your situation. Most of our clients are going through challenging times, so we do our best to offer compassionate support through the family law process. Our family lawyers will take the time to listen to your story and provide you with the best advice for your unique situation.
There’s not much we can’t do. From separation, divorce, and parenting matters to property settlement, binding financial agreements, and domestic violence, our legal team are experienced in all areas of family law.
We practice exclusively in family law. Many of our associates and senior lawyers at Collective Family Law Group have specialised exclusively in family law, giving them a unique edge over other law professionals in the industry. They’re passionate about delivering accurate, high-quality legal advice that you can rely on.
If You Need Divorce Mediation In Brisbane, Contact Collective Family Law Group
At Collective Family Law Group, our practice focuses exclusively on family law matters. We’re industry experts in all matters of family law, including but not limited to matters of separation, property settlement, domestic violence, financial agreements, divorce, and child support. We strive to provide quality legal services with a resolution-focused approach to our clients’ needs, and our team offer practical legal advice and solutions in a professional, approachable manner. If you need divorce mediation in Brisbane, contact Collective Family Law Group today.
We are committed to the efficient and prompt resolution of family law matters, in the most cost effective manner possible.
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These guys have been absolutely amazing with helping me with my case as it has been tough but they have helped me get through it. Honestly the team have been so amazing and have helped me with been able to get the courage to get through this situation and they have been so supportive. The service has been fantastic as they have checked up on me and my family constantly to see how we have been going through out the process. I would highly recommend Collective Family Law Group to any one seeking assistance in a family law matter. Yours Faithfully, Mark.
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My first (and hopefully last) experience with a family law service, so I have nothing to compare to. I don’t know what fees are like generally with other family law services, but it was a costly experience. You do get what you pay for though, I always had a prompt and professional response to all of my concerns.