Our family and de facto lawyers regularly act in and employ Alternative Dispute Resolution conferences (“ADR Conferences”) such as Family Dispute Resolution, Mediation and Arbitration to assist parties to resolve their family law dispute. Whilst on occasion, it may be necessary to commence Court proceedings, ADR Conferences (when appropriate) often provide a more cost effective and expedient alternative.
At Dwyer Durack, our team of mediation lawyers in Perth offer family mediation services to former couples following a relationship breakdown or divorce. Providing an alternate pathway to settle your finances, debts and property loans, mediation is a respectful and unbiased approach for many couples.
Parties to parenting disputes, who are unable to resolve their dispute between themselves, are required to attend upon Family Dispute Resolution prior to commencing proceedings in the Family Court. There are exceptions to this requirement which include but are not limited to, issues of risk or family violence.
Divorce Mediation Lawyers
Whilst places like Relationships Australia convene Family Dispute Resolution, it is possible to expedite the process by attending a private Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Our divorce mediation lawyers are able to recommend Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners and provide you with the information and mediation services you need to make decisions in the best interests of your children.
We otherwise assist parties to financial disputes to attempt to resolve their matter without going to Court by convening an informal conference or Mediation. Our team of family and de facto lawyers regularly advise and act for clients in these various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution which often enables parties to jointly arrive at a more satisfying outcome for parties than one imposed by the Court.
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Family Dispute Resolution, Mediation & Arbitration Team
Lani joined Dwyer Durack in December 2017 and primarily practices in the area of Personal Injury Law.
Lani has experience in multiple areas of personal injury and insurance law, with a particular focus on motor vehicle accident and workers' compensation claims.
Prior to joining Dwyer Durack, Lani worked for the State Solicitor's Office in the Departmental Prosecutions Division where she gained valuable experience in complex regulatory criminal prosecutions.
Lani represents clients in the Magistrates Court, Children's Court, District Courts and Family Court of Western Australia. Lani has otherwise instructed Counsel and Senior Counsel for Trials.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
- Workers’ Compensation Claims
- Employer's Negligence / Common Law Claims
- Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
- Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims
- Abuse in Care Claims
- Third Party Claims
- Family & De Facto Law
- Criminal Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
EDUCATION / ADMISSIONS
- Bachelor of Laws
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
- Admission Date: 2 September 2016
- Law Society of Western Australia
- Family Law Practitioners Association of Western Australia
Amanda joined Dwyer Durack's Personal Injury Law Department in 2021 as a Legal Assistant after working with the Family Law & De Facto Law Department since 2011.
Amanda has extensive experience, having worked in the legal industry for over 25 years.
She has been assisting the Personal Injury Law Department over the years and has now moved exclusively into the Department to help support and provide a high level of service to our injured clients.