Mediate3 offers different models of dispute resolution as appropriate
to the parties and the dispute.
Separating married or de facto couples may choose to engage in mediation to help resolve the terms of their agreement on parenting plans or financial matters.
A dispute about commercial or business issues can still be emotionally difficult, with far-reaching effects on parties’ personal lives and financial futures.
When parents, children, in-laws, or new partners clash over farm succession or family businesses, the distance between the parties can seem insurmountable.
Mediate3’s wills and estate mediation services can help parties navigate issues involving contested estates, family provision claims and disputes over non-estate assets.
Conflict in families over estates or succession planning can also involve broader decisions about the care of an older family member. Emotions such as guilt, embarrassment or a desire to protect loved ones can make it difficult to express concerns.
Mediate3 offers different models of dispute resolution in a location to suit the
parties and their dispute.
When parties are struggling to find a way through their dispute, the mediator can help facilitate conversation between the parties in conflict. Parties are encouraged to arrive at their own solution to the dispute through exploring the other party’s interests and needs. In this model, the mediator does not express an opinion on the merits or each party’s arguments.
Where parties are locked into entrenched positions or have unrealistic expectations an evaluative model can be helpful. Here, the mediator will offer their opinion on the issues in dispute and may make recommendations and suggestions. For example, the mediator may offer an assessment on the potential outcome should the matter progress to a hearing before a judicial officer.
Parties may also choose to appoint a mutually agreed arbitrator to decide about the division of their property and/or spousal maintenance. Arbitration can offer a flexible, relatively quick and affordable resolution.
Parties and the arbitrator may agree on what issues they want to be arbitrated. Following the arbitration, the arbitrator writes an award, which is binding and can be registered with the court. If a party is unhappy with the award, they may apply to the court for a review, but the review is limited to questions of law only.
Mediate3 also offers the services of qualified arbitrators with considerable experience in arbitrating family law property or spouse maintenance disputes.
To work with a Mediate3 mediator, for more information, or to discuss any questions about our services, please get in touch online, on the phone or by email.