About Mediations Australia
The way disputes are resolved is broken. We’ve long been conditioned to believe that the only way to resolve an issue between people is have lawyers involved. Lawyers, by nature are trained to litigate. In an adversarial environment, they take positions, each in their own corner, with their client by their side. The longer a matter takes to resolve, the more battle weary the client becomes and the more money they pay, often to end up with a decision by the court that no-one is happy with.
In Australia, our courts are choked with litigation and judicial officers are screaming for more steps to be instituted that make people come to their senses that resolving disputes through litigation simply doesn’t work.
In the context of family law, already there are steps requiring mediation that are mandatory.
It’s out of this experience that Mediations Australia exists!
Why Mediations Australia
Simply put, litigation doesn’t work! This is particularly the case in family law matters. When lawyers become involved in family law disputes, matters often become more complicated, more emotionally-charged, more time-consuming and much more expensive. Plenty of well-respected judicial officers and lawyers concede that in the context of family law mediation, with litigation there are no winners, only losers. At Mediations Australia, regardless of where you’re located, we bring a refreshingly new way of resolving family law conflicts. We resolve them in days, not years, we resolve them for under $5,000, not $155,000 and the result is legally binding agreements on all those issues that were in dispute. Here are some of the other reasons why you should choose Mediations Australia:
1. Resolve Disputes Quickly
Family law litigation typically lasts for many years. At Mediations Australia, we can get family law issues sorted in days.
2. The Cost of Litigation is Crazy
It’s generally held that the cost of family law litigation runs into the tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars. We resolve issues for under $5,000.
3. Resolve Your Family Law Matter More Effectively
Family law litigation is a long and hard road of which all involved, walk together. It gets harder as the road gets longer. It doesn’t have to be!
4. Have Better Control Over the Outcomes
Family law litigation invariably involves plenty of cooks in the kitchen, each with their own objectives and agendas. Better results happen when the two of you can work out an agreement, that then, becomes legally binding.
5. Save Plenty by Avoiding Big Legal Fees
You do the maths! The average hourly rate of family lawyers is between $400 and $700. Conservatively let’s say your lawyer works on your file 2 hours each week and your matter takes 3 years to resolve (which is the average). On the lower end, your legal costs will be, $124,800 and on the upper end, $218,400. This is excluding Barristers and court fees.
Who Are the Mediations Australia Mediators?
At Mediators Australia, we are pedantic about the skills and capabilities of our Mediators. Each member of our team is qualified family lawyers with significant experience both in family law practice and the practice of mediation. Our mediators are all nationally accredited and registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners with the Department of the Federal Attorney-General.
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