At Walker Family Law we actively explore alternatives to court for our clients. By considering methods like mediation and collaborative law, we provide cost-effective, efficient, and amicable approaches to resolving family law matters. We provide comprehensive guidance on alternative dispute resolution methods tailored to your specific circumstances. Our aim is to help you achieve a mutually satisfactory outcome outside of the courtroom.
Whether you are facing a divorce, financial issues, or a dispute in relation to child arrangements, we are here to help you reach a resolution-focused outcome. If alternative routes to court are not successful, we are well prepared to provide you with the necessary legal advice to help you navigate the court system and find a workable solution that has your family’s best interests at heart.
Mediation: In mediation, a neutral third party (the mediator) helps the parties in a dispute communicate to negotiate a mutually acceptable resolution. The mediator cannot offer legal advice, and does not decide on or impose a solution, but instead facilitates the discussion and encourages the parties to find common ground.
Collaborative Law: In collaborative law, each party hires a collaboratively trained lawyer. With the parties, they will work to reach a resolution outside of court. The goal of collaborative law is to promote open communication, transparency, and cooperation between the parties, resulting in a resolution that is in the best interests of everyone involved. If there are divorce proceedings, the lawyers work together to draft a Consent Order or a written agreement confirming the terms agreed to finalise the case.
Arbitration: In arbitration, the parties agree to have a neutral third party (the arbitrator) make a binding decision on the dispute. The arbitrator hears evidence and opinions from both sides, and then makes a decision. The parties agree to be bound by the arbitrator’s decision, which is usually final and can be enforced by a court.
Resolution Together: Resolution Together is a new, revolutionary service offered by Walker Family Law. Hiring a single lawyer, together, enables a couple to develop a way to resolve their issues, with both parties receiving advice at the same time with a qualified and experienced lawyer facilitating discussions and negotiations. This supports a mutually amicable and fair method to finding a solution that works for everyone.
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