An ounce of mediation is worth a pound of arbitration and a tonne of litigation!
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At Measured Mediation & Professional Services, we resolve disputes with significantly better outcomes, with a massive cost and time saving for all involved.
Mediation is a process that involves a professional, compassionate and skilled practitioner helping people in conflict explore their options and reach agreements. The process is confidential and designed to provide better outcomes for all concerned.
The mediator is neutral and impartial and can help people communicate effectively, to focus on what is important to both parties and facilitate workable agreements.
Mediation is increasingly becoming the most effective and efficient way to resolve any dispute. In fact, nearly all Courts in Australia now make mediation mandatory before those in dispute bring their matter to the Court to resolve.
We have a team of Mediators and Advocates who work across Australia. All of our Mediators bring to each and every mediation their strong expertise in both disciplines.
The Mediators at Measured Mediation & Professional Services have successfully helped thousands of people resolve their disputes, saving them massive amounts of money and time.
If you are involved in a family dispute or any other type of dispute, before calling a lawyer, send us your enquiry and our team will answer your questions relating to mediation and family matters.
We respond quickly to our client needs – unlike other options that may take up to nine months to obtain a mediation date, we can schedule a mediation in less than 21 days. We can also offer urgent mediation services if required.
We offer flexibility to our clients – we understand the challenges of juggling work and family obligations, and provide after-hours and weekend mediation options if required.
We offer specialised services and knowledge in the area of family relationship breakdowns.
We provide teleconference facilities for parties in different locations. We understand how busy life can be, so to make it easier, we provide national mediation online, so you do not need to attend an office or have face to face appointments.
Measured Mediation & Professional Services has been designed to deliver a holistic service to our clients in a calm and supportive environment that encourages the best possible outcome for all involved.
Our aim is to help families and the general public affected by conflict and disputes, reach solutions without going to Court.
Mediation provides an opportunity for all of the parties involved in a dispute to take control of the conflict and play an active role in agreeing upon a resolution. Regardless of the nature of the dispute, the salvaging of relationships has resulted in mediation becoming a highly sought-after alternative to the legal system.
Other benefits include:
Control: Undertaking mediation increases the control that both parties have over the resolution. As a result, it is more likely to produce an outcome that both parties find agreeable.
Cost savings: Mediation is a highly cost-effective solution to a dispute. This is because each party can share the cost of the mediation, rather than paying for individual legal representation. It is also a faster process, resulting in substantial cost savings in hourly fees and court costs.
Time savings: While a case in the court system may take years, a negotiated settlement through the mediation process may only take a number of hours. Although the time it takes to reach a resolution varies from case to case, mediation will more often deliver an outcome agreeable to both parties in a fraction of the time it would take to move the case through the legal system.
Confidentiality: Mediations are held in a private space, with no court reporting, recording or transcriptions made. Mediations are completely confidential, with mediators having a strict Code of Conduct to adhere to (although some exceptions do apply for issues involving child abuse or criminality).
Flexibility: Mediation provides all parties with the ability to work around employment and family commitments. Rather than responding to a date set by the legal system, parties can agree on a mutually-suitable timeframe and location. A mediation session also delivers more flexibility than the formal protocols of the Courts, with the process generally informal.
Increased compliance: As opposed to having a decision forced upon you, mediation enables you to take ownership of the outcome. Because this outcome is a result of the parties in dispute working together to develop a mediated agreement, ongoing compliance with that agreement is usually quite high.
Maintaining your relationship: Particularly with family disputes, one of the most vital elements of mediation is working towards a resolution that not only protects the relationship from hostility during the process, but also preserves the integrity of the relationship long-term.
Support: Rather than pitching two opposing teams against one another, Mediators are neutral facilitators who engage both parties in defining a range of potential solutions. Measured Mediation does this while providing support and understanding to all involved.
Legal enforceability without the costs: Measured Mediation focuses on supporting both parties in reaching an agreeable solution with minimal damage to the relationship. This is often not the case within the legal system, but we believe it is absolutely vital when the parties retain a shared investment in their future, be it family or business.
We also recognise that disputes affect more than just those directly involved, and we work hard to minimise that impact, particularly within families.
In the context of dispute resolution, there are a number of methods that are used successfully to resolve family law disputes, namely, negotiation, collaborative law, mediation, and arbitration. At Measured Mediation & Professional Services we can assist in identifying the best resolution process based on your specific circumstances.
The role of the mediator is to be objective and to assist in the resolution of the dispute. This implies the mediator does not take sides, pass judgment, offer advice, or direct the parties in a particular way. The mediator will promote a conversation between the parties and encourage them to actively participate in negotiations in order to try to settle the issue during mediation.
The mediator will draw attention to the issues at hand and encourage parties to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their own position and that of their ex-spouse.
We understand how busy life can be, so to make it easier, we provide national mediation online, so you do not need to attend an office or have face to face appointments. Simply send us an enquiry today.
Before commencing mediation the mediator will consider the best process for mediating your dispute, taking into account suggestions from all parties where possible. The mediation will commence with an explanation of the process, followed by a discussion about the background of the matter and issues in dispute. The mediation itself is flexible and can be tailored to the circumstances.
Mediators may assist negotiations by asking questions, encouraging open discussion, offering different perspectives and expressing issues in alternative ways. Parties may be encouraged to identify and test the consequences of potential solutions. It is common for the mediator to meet with the parties jointly and separately and further mediation sessions can be scheduled if necessary.
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If you and your former partner are in dispute in relation to parenting matters, mediation is a very effective way of resolving such matters.
Prior to filing an application to a family court for parenting orders, all people who have a dispute over parenting concerns must undergo a certain sort of mediation called as Family Dispute Resolution (“FDR”), according to the Family Law Act (1975). There are a few exceptions to this rule that the Court may consider in particular circumstances.
We can provide you with detailed information on the mediation process as well as advice in advance of the meeting. When you participate in mediation, we will inform you of your rights and obligations under the Family Law Act and discuss a variety of possible outcomes that are unique to your situation. Financial matters, in particular, property settlement disputes are frequently resolved during mediation. If your particular financial dispute is complex, at Measured Mediation & Professional Service, our team can guide you through the best approach to resolve the matter without the need to go to Family Court. For example, increasingly complex financial disputes are being resolved very effectively through arbitration.