Provocation or Resolution?

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When people attend mediation, they sometimes see it as another opportunity to prove their points, to win, and to convince the other person of their points of view. Mediation is not so much about focusing on the past and who was right or wrong. Sometimes people can never agree about the past. History books written over the years can hold … Read More

Freedom in Resolution

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   “Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.”  – Ronald Reagan –  Being in conflict can be tiring and exhausting. Remaining in conflict does not have to be a way of life. You can settle disputes, deal with conflict when it arises, and move on. There is much freedom in the resolution of … Read More

Relationship challenges can be gifts

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Any conflict can be challenging, whether that be conflict in the workplace, conflict with family or with friends.  There are opportunities that come with all challenges, although it can be hard to see it when you are going through it. There is often a re-balancing of priorities and a new centre that is found within. This week’s quote is from Oprah … Read More

I am what I choose to become

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We work with people who have found themselves in situations that they may wish to not have been in. What has happened to them is important, but what they become is more important. We can choose how we respond to our circumstances. We can choose what we do and what we become. We share another beautiful quote from Nelson Mandela. … Read More

Relationship Harmony

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Not all relationships progress in the same way or at the same rate. They may be different from the relationships that have been modelled to you or your relationships may be different with different people. It is okay to be different, difference can create harmony. Harmony can be created when we learn how to work together with the differences and … Read More

ADR in a post Covid-19 Landscape

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“A Not So Arbitrary Solution: ADR in a Post COVID-19 Landscape“ This article by Claire Naidu & Debra Parker was in the Law Society of the ACT Journal, Winter 2020 Edition. This article is about dispute resolution including mediation during covid-19 and post covid-19 world.

Superannuation, Super Splitting and Family Law Matters

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After separation, when separated couples consider a property settlement, superannuation can be one of the biggest assets that they have. There is no requirement that superannuation be subject to a property settlement by way of adjustment, however you may be considering adjusting yours or your former partner’s superannuation – this is known as a ‘superannuation split’ or ‘splitting orders’. Superannuation … Read More

Finalise your Divorce, Move on with your life

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DIVORCE IS NOT FAILURE Finalise your Divorce, Move on with your life “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot…and missed. I’ve failed over, and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan. Finalise your Divorce, … Read More

Collaborative Family Lawyers: Claire Naidu & Co

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Collaborative Family Law is a different way of approaching the resolution process of family law matters.  It aims to promote the resolution of disputes and keep the matter outside of the court system. It is a voluntary process where parties agree to opt into the Collaborative process and keep out of Court. The lawyers sign an agreement whereby they will … Read More