The consultation period for the Exposure Draft: Family Law Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2023 opened on the 18th September, and closes on the 10th November 2023
Working on Mediation of resolve disputes
It is believed that people have an inherent suspicion of those who are different to them, but that evolutionary legacy is easily overcome through understanding and acceptance of difference.
It is also very common for people to compete with others to get what they want in life and be defensive about their rights, space, things, resources and opportunities. We also make decisions based on our emotions that, at times, are not the most rational, causing problems in relationships or leading to disputes.
One of the standard drivers for people is a sense of fairness. High emotion and a sense of what is fair often see people going to a lawyer and ending up in court with little or no real consideration of other options to resolve the dispute or conflict without resorting to asking a judge to resolve the dispute for them.
Competitive sports, adversarial political systems and other social constructs all contribute to the belief that some hold that the only way to resolve a dispute is to get a judge to make a judgement.
If you are considering going to court, do you secretly think it will be like going to Judge Judy’s courtroom? You get to tell the judge what a terrible person the other person is; the judge will tell them off and then find in your favour. It isn’t like that.