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Family Dispute Resolution Lawyers – Adelaide


At Bambrick Legal, we acknowledge that family law matters can be emotionally challenging.

When you require assistance with family issues, you deserve a team of professionals who are not just knowledgeable but also empathetic, efficient, and cost-effective.

Our dedicated Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) lawyers are here to simplify the complexities of family law and guide you toward the best possible outcomes.


What is Family Dispute Resolution?


Family Dispute Resolution is also known as Family Law Mediation, Divorce Mediation, or Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Family Dispute Resolution can apply to the following:

Unless there is a risk of abuse or harm to either yourself or your children, the Family Law Act 1975 requires you to attempt to take genuine steps to resolve the issues between you and your ex-partner before you can commence proceedings in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (‘the Court’).


What is Family Dispute Resolution?


The thought of going to Court can be a daunting process for many.

There is a financial cost and emotional cost inherent in being a party to any court proceedings.

Fortunately, Family Dispute Resolution is an alternative option available to you and can be very effective in resolving family law matters.

Family Dispute Resolution is a gentle approach to reaching an agreement for property settlement and living arrangements for children.

The process is confidential and should you not reach an agreement, matters discussed during Family Dispute Resolution cannot be used against you in court.

In short, Family Dispute Resolution is a process that involves a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (also known as a Mediator), who will assist you and your ex-partner in working through the issues that are most important to each of you, such as:

  • How will the assets between you be separated?
  • How will debts between you be finalised?
  • What will parenting of your children look like?
  • Who will the children live with and spend time with? and
  • Who will take on the responsibility of any pets that were a part of the family?

The role of the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner is to take a non-biased approach through an initial consult with each of you and then a joint meeting.

The Practitioner listens to the needs of each of you and assists each of you in resolving some (if not all) of the disputes between you.


The Importance of Family Dispute Resolution


Whilst there are costs associated with Family Dispute Resolution, it is a more cost-effective way to settle all outstanding matters between you and your ex-partner than to initiate proceedings in the Court.

The time involved is usually significantly less than Court proceedings and, depending on the complexity of the matters between you, may take as little as a few hours or across a few days, whereas Court proceedings may take more than 12 months.

The Family Dispute Resolution process allows you and your ex-partner to be the decision-makers and have control over the situation.

It is a less stressful way of resolving issues and the process can end in a more positive relationship between you and your ex-partner.


How will the Agreement be finalised?


Family Dispute Resolution aims to reach an agreement on the outstanding issues in dispute between you.

Once you have agreed on those issues in dispute, you can document the agreed terms reached by way of a financial and/or parenting plan or by way of Consent Orders.

A financial/parenting plan is a less formal document that is prepared by the Family Practitioner and signed by each of you.

A Consent Order is a formal document that is signed by each of you and filed with the Court.

You should always seek legal advice before signing any formal document of this kind to ensure you understand the full effects and enforceability of the document.


What happens if someone changes their mind?


Should one of you decide that the agreement reached between you is no longer compatible with your financial needs or living arrangements, it is important to speak to a lawyer who will be able to give you tailored advice based on your circumstances, and what your options may be before any changes are made.


Why Choose Our Family Dispute Resolution Lawyers:


1. Transparent Pricing

Transparent and competitive pricing for confident legal planning.


2. Caring Legal Professionals

Genuine care for you and your family, offering compassionate support during challenging times.


3. Deep Expertise & Efficiency

Over 10 years of industry experience, ensuring effective handling of the complexities of family law matters.


4. Multilingual Support

Fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, and Italian for clear communication and understanding.


5. Customised Legal Strategies

Custom legal strategies aligned with your objectives, regardless of the complexity of your situation.


6. Comprehensive Family Dispute Resolution Services

Expertise in divorce, separation, property settlement, care and living arrangements for children, and financial agreements.


Transparent Pricing


Our fees are competitive and cost-effective.

A complete cost estimate is provided after thoroughly understanding your specific requirements, ensuring a tailored service.


Book Your Free Consultation


We believe in allowing you to explore our services without initial financial commitment.

Your first consultation with our Family Dispute Resolution team is always free.

Take the initial step towards resolving your family law matters by booking a free consultation today.


Let Our Family Dispute Resolution Lawyers Guide You


Facing family law challenges alone can be daunting.

Bambrick Legal’s Family Dispute Resolution lawyers are here to support you with a blend of expertise, compassion, and cost-effective solutions.

We are dedicated to simplifying the complexities of family law, helping you achieve the best outcomes for your family.

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What Our Clients Say

“Thank you very much for your involvement in the informal mediation. It was a very positive experience for me.

You conducted yourselves in a way that far exceeded my expectations.– Ryan

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