From the category archives:

Mediation

A cooperative approach to separation

by Peter Magee on January 28, 2011

Separating couples looking to avoid the antagonism and costs that comes with litigation are turning to a cooperative approach to resolving their disputes.

Collaborative law is a relative new approach which involves both lawyers and parties all agreeing to attempt to resolve the dispute and avoid courts – except to formalise the final agreement reached.  The approach involves the parties … Read more

Mediate or go to court? The pros and cons.

by Peter Magee on December 31, 2010

I am all in favour of parties to a dispute reaching an agreement about the outcome rather than letting the courts decide.  Particularly in family law matters where children are involved or people’s financial futures hang in the balance, in most cases it seems illogical to hand responsibility for decisions about these things over to a third party, like a … Read more