Family Law Mediation Hobart
At Mediations Australia, we resolve disputes with
significantly better outcomes, not to mention the
massive cost and time saving for all involved.
Hobart Family Law Mediation Expertise
The family lawyers in the Hobart office of Mediations Australia have years of experience practising in the area of family disputes. They have seen the financial and emotional toll that litigation of such disputes through the courts takes on people. This is why our lawyers are also accredited as family dispute resolution practitioners because we understand that mediation is not only quicker and more affordable than court action, but also gives the parties in dispute a better chance of success in reaching an agreement and helping maintain a civil relationship into the future.
We Are Family Lawyers
At Mediations Australia in Hobart we’re able to custom-fit dispute resolution methods to your particular family disagreement because of our experience both as mediators and family lawyers. You’ll find that our service is unique and personalised to allow you the best opportunity to resolve your particular family issue.
But We’re Not Really Family Lawyers
Conducting family law disputes through the court process is not only costly and stressful, it often leaves both parties dissatisfied with the outcome and the lawyers the only ‘winners’. Mediations Australia wants to help you avoid this experience by focusing on out-of-court procedures that offer more chance of resolution. Our objective is always to empower you and your ex-partner to address the substance of your dispute, work through the issues and create solutions acceptable to both of you so that you can move forward with your lives. Mediations Australia aims to help you achieve an agreement that is binding on both of you, thereby creating certainty and peace-of-mind into the future.
We Don’t Play Like Family Lawyers
One of the reasons mediation has become a more popular means of resolving family disputes is because litigation can cost from $60,000 upwards, not including other legal costs. Our pricing structure at Mediations Australia in Hobart is clear and upfront, and includes no hidden charges. We’re here to help you achieve a resolution, not drain you of your finances, which is why we also embrace processes such as collaborative law where you and your ex-partner, plus any legal representatives, all agree before the mediation starts to try and achieve an agreement and not resort to the courts. We also do family law arbitration, a process that resembles the one that happens in court and produces a legal agreement, but which is nimbler and cheaper.
The Mediations Australia Process
The first step is understanding the various dispute resolution processes and whether one in particular suits your circumstances. Our Hobart family law mediation office can explain mediation in more depth at a preliminary consultation. We will even do the work of involving your ex-partner in the process if you feel that your family dispute will be best addressed through mediation, rather than the more damaging path of litigation.
If the consultation leads to agreement that resolving your dispute away from the court process is the best way to go, Mediations Australia will undertake steps to get the sessions arranged.
This stage will include helping both you and your former partner prepare for the day by managing expectations on how the process is conducted and what it hopes to achieve. Mediation can be undertaken in a number of ways; you might be happy to sit across from your former partner while one of our trained family law mediators facilitates the discussion between you, or you may prefer to sit in a separate room from your ex while the mediator conducts a ‘shuttle’ negotiation between both rooms in the search for a workable agreement. In the end, we’re here to find the best way by which the family issues in dispute can be aired, negotiated and mediated to the stage of an agreement that Mediations Australia can put in writing and have validated by the court so that it is legally binding on both parties.
Hobart Family Mediation Locations
Mediations Australia at Hobart can conduct mediation sessions in the city or at a number of other locations in the area that are convenient to you. Uncertain about where you’re at in your family law dispute or unsure about what mediation entails? If so, please call one of the experts in the Mediations Australia Hobart office today on 1800 952 380.
How Our Hobart Mediators Can Help
The Hobart office of Mediations Australia is here to help you if you’re dealing with the family law issues that arise after separation. Our specialists in family law mediation can guide you on a path that avoids the expense, time and confrontation that comes with litigating family disputes through the courts.
Family Law Disputes
Whatever the nature of your family dispute, be it parenting arrangements or financial settlements, our accredited family law mediators Hobart have the experience and expertise to facilitate a resolution you and your ex-partner can accept.
Section 601 Certificates
Australia’s Family Law Act requires separating couples to show they’ve made a ‘genuine effort’ at resolving their dispute via mediation or similar methods before they’re able to apply to a family court for Parenting Orders. This attempt at dispute resolution is recognised by what’s known as a Section 601 certificate, which our Hobart family mediators team can issue as part of the family mediation process.
For a couple with children who separate, working out living arrangements for the kids is one of the most urgent issues. Mediations Australia’s trained family mediators can assist you through the process of negotiating a parenting plan with your ex-partner in a calm and non-confrontational manner. We will also take the legwork out of formalising any agreement that is made so that is legally binding on both of you.
De Facto Relationship Disputes
Many people live in de facto relationships these days, which in Australia is understood as a dependant relationship of no less than two years. When such relationships end, many of the issues to be resolved are similar to those involved in a marriage break-down, with a few exceptions. Mediations Australia in Hobart has specialist experience to assist former de facto couples end their relationship without resorting to legal action.
In any longer term relationship many of our possessions, as well as our debts, are jointly owned and held. Dividing them when the relationship ends can present as a nightmare at first, but by a methodical process of dispute resolution, we can encourage both parties to come to a binding financial agreement which recognises the needs of both you and your ex-partner.
Like finances, disputes over property assets when a relationship breaks up can be a predictable point of conflict. But our Hobart family law practitioners use the orderly process of mediation to help both of you sort through the issues involved in dividing property and hopefully come to an agreement that is fair and just for both parties.
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