Recently I was consulted by a woman in her 60’s who had been in a relationship with her partner of a lengthy period of time. She only had a small financial base when she entered into this relationship. Her partner was a wealthy businessman with considerable assets. She was experiencing difficulties in her relationship when she consulted me.
Recently I was consulted by a distressed male of 34 years of age. For the purposes of this document I will call him ‘Tom’. Tom had entered into a relationship with a very prominent business person when he was 18 years of age. It turned out that this business person formed relationships with young males who then took over the household role in their relationship.
The use of Collaborative law is a relatively new concept in family law matters in Australia compared to other forms of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and conciliation.
The resolution of family law matters through the collaborative approach focuses on the parties and their lawyers negotiating directly without the need for an independent mediator.
What are the differences between the Collaborative approach and Mediation?
There are a number of key differences between the Collaborative approach and mediation in family law disputes.
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