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Mediation

Mediation is often a more cost effective and less stressful way to attempt to settle a dispute as an alternative to litigation.

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It can even occur after litigation has commenced. All Family Law Act issues can be discussed in mediation, including children, property, child support, spousal maintenance etc.

Mediation

Mediation is often a more cost effective and less stressful way to attempt to settle a dispute as an alternative to litigation.

Mediation can even occur after litigation has commenced. All family law issues can be discussed in mediation, including children, property, child support, spousal maintenance etc.

The mediation process can determine the areas of agreement and disagreement, and can build and encourage an ongoing working relationship between ex-partners (especially if they are parents of children).


Mediation is undertaken with the assistance of an impartial mediator (usually a family law barrister) who assists the individuals to reach a mutually acceptable settlement.

Clancy & Triado’s recommended lawyers in Melbourne support the mediation process to discuss family law legislation issues and use the practice in circumstances that are appropriate.

We can recommend a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner to conduct mediation directly between you and the other parent, or we can represent you at a round table conference with the other parent and their lawyer to negotiate an agreement.

Ready to Take Steps Towards Your Future? Call us on 03 9813 1111 or email your details.

Our Founder

In 1976, Patricia Clancy was building up her legal practice when Gough Whitlam's attorney-general Lionel Murphy changed the law.

It also changed her life.

Her firm Clancy and Triado went on to become one of the most prominent in the state handling divorce - notably for female clients - and custody cases.

Later, Clancy was awarded an Order of Australia for services to law, particularly family law.

The Whitlam period "was a very exciting time. Things a lot of people had objected to were so suddenly remedied at the stroke of a pen."

The legal changes fundamentally changed people's lives for the better, particularly women and children, she says.

"We will never go back to the appalling situation that existed before the act, whereby people were forced to stay in dreadful marriages".

Patricia Clancy AM, Founder
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We Tell Your Story

We listen to your story and advocate for your best interests. Our lawyers are committed to supporting you to achieve the best possible outcome in your family law settlement.

We view Court as the last resort, not a first resort.

We succeed in resolving approximately 95% of our cases before court proceedings are issued, saving our clients unnecessary stress, cost and time.

Your first meeting carries no obligation to proceed.