Legal disputes sometimes arise as a result of a relationship breakdown, resulting in a challenging and stressful time for you, your ex-partner, your children and extended family. At Boyce Family Law & Mediation, we provide high-quality advice and representation across all areas of family law. From property settlements and asset disputes through to divorce and child custody agreements, our comprehensive range of services is delivered by our team of experienced experts.
Resolving family law disputes by agreement
It is not always necessary to head into a courtroom to resolve your family’s legal disputes. Although you may be struggling to work through your differences right now, the assistance of a skilled professional may help you to see a pathway beyond traditional litigation.
At Boyce Family Law & Mediation, we offer alternative dispute resolution services. Our skilled mediators facilitate open discussions between you and your partner, giving you the chance to achieve a mutually agreed resolution. In the event that mediation does not work, we can refer you to the services of other expert family lawyers to support you down a legal pathway such as lawyer-assisted negotiation or litigation.
One of the biggest benefits of using mediation is that you can settle disputes much faster than you would be able to by going to court. Parties often have to wait months, or even years, for a court date, and the level of cooperation of the other party also determines how quickly your matter can progress. We are registered with the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Office to issue statutory certificates under Section 60I Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), which is required before you can make a court application relating to custody arrangements for children.
Handling legal disputes with discretion and sensitivity
Family legal disputes are often highly charged and require a sensitive approach. When you use one of our family law experts, you will benefit from an understanding ear and expert solutions. If you require our assistance with a matter relating to a child or another vulnerable person, we will approach your matter with the utmost sensitivity and attention, for example matters involving issues such as child custody agreements and asset management for older people.
Managing niche areas of family law
At Boyce Family Law & Mediation, we manage niche and difficult areas of family law. For example, we are able to oversee same sex couple separations and divorces. This is an area of law that can become confusing, as child custody agreements involve the input of non-biological parents, so same sex disputes require an expert eye.