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During Mediation - Parenting Arrangements
Family Law Parenting
Shane McClure

3 Things to Avoid During Mediation – Parenting Arrangements

During Mediation – Parenting Arrangements and During a divorce, one of the hardest parts will be deciding what to do with your children.  Fighting over your children has the ability to turn genuinely caring parents into strangers at war.  You and your ex need to remember that children are not pieces of furniture to be won.

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7 Tips to Make Mediation a Success
Family Mediation
Shane McClure

7 Tips to Make Mediation a Success

Mediation is a proactive and cost-effective method of resolving sensitive issues related to a marriage breakdown, such as finances, property and of course, child custody. Many families fear that mediation will be a difficult and painful process, particularly if there are communication problems between the parties. However, when done correctly, mediation can create a safe

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Family Dispute Resolution Mediation
Family Mediation
Shane McClure

What is Family Dispute Resolution Mediation?

Family dispute resolution mediation is a process whereby parties to a family dispute arising from divorce or separation undertake to resolve their issues among themselves, before taking their matter to court. It has a lot of characteristics that you may need to know to understand the process better.

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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

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Section 60i Certificates
Blog
Shane McClure

Section 60i Certificates – What are they?

A Section 60i Certificates 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

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Court appearances
Blog
Shane McClure

Court appearances-what to expect

Regardless of what side of a legal matter you are on, a court appearances can be a daunting experience for many people. What to expect can vary if you are the accused or the accuser, if your matter is criminal or civil and dependant on which court you appear in – such as Magistrates’, Supreme,

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Communication
Blog
Shane McClure

What is involved in family mediation?

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. What are the steps

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