Helping separated couples resolve property disputes with the assistance of lawyers.
You can participate in property mediation and negotiate a settlement without the support of your lawyer, however many people find that having a lawyer attend the mediation can be very helpful. When you participate in property mediation and negotiate a settlement with your lawyer present to provide legal support, it is called legally-assisted property mediation.
Settling a property dispute through court litigation can be a challenging process. There are often extensive legal costs, long waits to reach court and significant stress and anxiety around the potential outcomes and process of going to court.
Legally-assisted property mediation is often a quicker, more affordable alternative to litigation. It is:
In most property cases filed in the family law courts, a settlement is negotiated before the case goes to trial. This means that the two people agree to a settlement before a judge is needed to make a decision. Mediation can help couples to reach an agreement earlier in the process and without starting court proceedings.
Before mediation begins, you and your former partner each attend an individual assessment to make sure that property mediation is appropriate.
The process and length of legally-assisted property mediation varies according to your circumstances. It is usually completed in one session, which lasts approximately three hours.
Each client is responsible for payment of his or her own lawyer's fees.
RAV's legally-assisted property mediation service uses legally-qualified family dispute resolution practitioners for the mediation sessions. All these mediators are impartial and have extensive experience in mediating property and financial disputes.
Contact us to learn about this legally-assisted property mediation and discuss whether the service can help you.