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Mediation 2020: New Year, New Beginning

The New Year is a time for resolutions and for starting afresh. It is the time when family reunions have been held over Christmas and there is goodwill following exchanges of presents from loved ones. Most people are not yet back working the daily grind, so everyone seems a little more relaxed. However, not every … Continue reading Mediation 2020: New Year, New Beginning

Growing up on AFL Grand Final day

Recalling my past AFL Grand Final days I remember spending time with close family members and loved ones, as we cheered on someone else’s team. Whether it was enjoying it at home, or racing to someone else’s house shortly before the bounce and noticing the roads were empty, as everyone had already secured their seat. … Continue reading Growing up on AFL Grand Final day

How to contest an Intervention Order

An intervention order is a court order that imposes restrictions on how you can act towards the protected person. It is civil in nature and does not result in a criminal record. However, breaking the conditions imposed will lead to criminal liability. Hence, it is necessary for you to weigh your options should an intervention … Continue reading How to contest an Intervention Order

Importance of ‘genuine effort’ in family dispute resolution

A Section 60I certificate is issued in compliance with Section 60I of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), as amended, and requires all persons who have a dispute about children to make a ‘genuine effort’ to resolve the dispute by family dispute resolution before they can file a case in court. This requirement is not … Continue reading Importance of ‘genuine effort’ in family dispute resolution

Section 60i Certificates – What are they

A Section 60I Certificate is issued by family dispute resolution practitioners pursuant to Chapter 21, Section 60I, of the Family Law Act, requiring all persons who are applying for a parenting order to first make a genuine effort to resolve their issue/s by family dispute resolution before going to court. There are five types of … Continue reading Section 60i Certificates – What are they

Video mediation and what to expect

When entering into mediation to resolve a legal matter or dispute, video mediation is becoming popular as a way to ensure attendance. The Victorian courts and legal system understand and appreciate that applicants & respondents both have busy lives outside of their matter, and often the burden of distance can place additional, unrequired stress on … Continue reading Video mediation and what to expect

Family Mediation Process

Family mediation, also known as family dispute resolution mediation, is a procedure whereby the parties affected by divorce or separation attempt to resolve their issue/s without going to court or as a prerequisite before going into court. It is required in applications for parenting orders before parties can go to court. The initial step is … Continue reading Family Mediation Process