What Is the Role of a Mediator?

Mediation is used as a forum for identifying issues, suggesting options, and exploring alternatives for a resolution to a legal dispute. Some of these may not be available to you if you decide to go to trial. The mediation process is a guided negotiation, helping parties communicate with one another and exploring issues that are important to them, often in contrast with their rights. Resolute Legal is one of Queensland’s leading family law mediation specialists, providing mediation for a variety of cases, from divorce to neighbour disputes.

Alternate Dispute Resolution

The discussions in mediation are confidential and cannot be used in any subsequent hearings to settle the dispute before the judge. Instead, a mediator works with both parties in dispute, together with their respective lawyers, to reach a mutually agreed-upon resolution. The information discussed at the meeting will be used by the mediator to help guide the way that mediation will approach discussions and negotiations. Mediators must maintain integrity when marketing their practice, providing participants with information on how mediations are conducted, how to prepare for a mediation and how to provide feedback on a mediation or file complaints.

Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Law Specialist

In the wider context of family law, mediation is often used in instances of divorce or separation. Family law mediation proves both parties with an objective third party to help settle the dispute amicably without taking any sides. This also allows separated couples to communicate with each other without having to speak on the phone or in person – which may be emotionally distressing for some recently separated couples.

Whether you are looking to reach a divorce settlement or solve neighbour disputes, Resolute Legal has the legal experience to help. Contact our team of lawyers in Townsville today and let us help you build the strongest case possible.

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