Mediation is a process where disputing parties meet with a qualified mediator with the aim of negotiating an outcome acceptable to both parties.
During the course of a Mediation , the parties, with the assistance of the mediator will:
- Identify the issues in dispute
- Explore and consider options
- Identifies each parties interests at stake in the dispute
- Negotiate with one another and
- Try and reach agreement
Mediation is generally:
- less expensive than litigation
- more flexible with outcomes
- Speedier than litigation
- Private and confidential
- Preserves relationships
Mediation is particularly suitable where parties want an early and amicable solution.
Mediation is ideally suited to family law disputes where Conciliation and Informal conferences are routinely used by the Family Law Courts to resolve disputes.
Peter Heuzenroeder is a Nationally Accredited Mediator. In a legal career spanning 27 years, including over 20 years as a Family Court Registrar, Peter has mediated thousands of family law disputes involving Property and Children’s issues in Conciliation conferences, Case assessment conferences and private mediations. Peter can conduct Mediation Style Conferences at short notice for all matters pending in the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia where informal property conferences have been ordered and the parties are legally represented.
The new offices of Tindall Gask Bentley (76 Light Square, Adelaide) have the latest conference room facilities for the use of the parties at no additional cost.
Peter is also an Accredited Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) practitioner and can issue a Section 60i certificate following family dispute resolution.
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