One constant that all Australians can guarantee on is running into a conflict with someone else. Unfortunately, if a dispute arises with another family member it can quickly become a sticky situation.
In cases such as these, it is essential to enlist Cairns Family Lawyers such as a Eddy Lago Managing Partner – Cairns Family Law . One of their first recommendations could be to attend mediation in an effort to find a resolution to Cairns Family Law Cases.
Mediation and Cairns Family Law Cases
According to the Queensland government, mediators have been a key part of conflict resolution for the past 25 years – helping around 160,000 people while saving the state and its citizens money and time.
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said that “conflicts can occur among family over a wide range of reasons, yet, mediation has a high rate of success.”
“Mediators perform a vital role in the early intervention of conflict management in our community and also help with disputes within the formal legal system in a bid to avoid the need for time-consuming and costly legal processes,” she said.
“In 2014-15, 160 mediators conducted a total of 3,061 dispute resolution processes – 2,324 civil disputes, 229 criminal matters and 508 court-ordered child protection conferences.”
Family law and mediation: A perfect match
Unlike other disputes, such as those relating to buying property, Cairns family law cases can have a major impact on some of the most sensitive and fragile people in our society.
Mediation allows all the parties involved to put their interests on the table and work towards agreements that are satisfactory to everyone – including children. The flip side of this is a Judge imposing a decision.
A Judge’s decision is both costly and it can lead to an outcome that satisfies only one or even none of the parties involved.
If you would like to know more about mediation in family law, make sure you talk to the experts in the field. Contact a Cairns Family Lawyer at WGC and find a resolution to your conflict.