Experiencing the breakdown of a relationship is never pleasant. In the aftermath, it is often necessary to have many discussions with your ex-partner about how you will move forward individually. When those discussions do not result in an agreement, or regularly lead to arguments, family dispute resolution becomes necessary. At Boyce Family Law & Mediation, we provide family dispute resolution in Sydney. If your matter is unable to be resolved at family dispute resolution, we are able to issue statutory certificates under Section 60I Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) to allow you to file an application in court in relation to child custody.

What is family dispute resolution?

When you are separating or divorcing, you may enter a state of conflict about parenting, who cares for the children, and how you divide your assets to meet future needs. You may try to reach an agreement yourself but find that you cannot bring an end to the discussions and disagreements. With family dispute resolution in Sydney, you enter a safe environment where a mediator helps you discuss your ideas to reach a mutual agreement.

Two of the key benefits of choosing family dispute resolution over litigation in a court setting is that it costs significantly less, and it does not take as long. It can take months (or even years) to get a final hearing date in court. Whereas can normally schedule a mediation with you and your ex-partner within a fortnight. Other reasons to attempt family dispute resolution include that:

  • It promotes cooperation, giving you a better chance to co-parent further down the line.
  • Both parties have greater control over the decisions they are making. Power is not handed over to the court.
  • It is a practical approach to resolving differences in a way that minimises stress and helps preserve a working relationship, which is especially important where there is an ongoing need to co-parent children.
  • The proceedings remain entirely confidential.

Experienced family dispute resolution professionals

At Boyce Family Law & Mediation, our approach to family dispute resolution in Sydney involves using experienced professionals who provide practical assistance. As experienced and accredited mediators, we can help you resolve your differences in a way that protects your children’s best interests. Our status as registered family dispute resolution practitioners also allows us to issue statutory certificates under Section 60I Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) to allow you to file an application in court in relation to child custody if that becomes necessary.

We can host your mediation at our Sydney-based offices where you are guaranteed absolute privacy as the proceedings unfold. There are no additional costs involved with using our office space. We will give both parties a chance to express their opinions and will direct the conversation wherever it is necessary to do so.

If you are interested in using our family dispute resolution services, call 02 9223 3099 (8.30am to 5.30pm weekdays) or email us at enquiry@boycefamilylaw.com.au.