Facilitative Family Mediation
The model of Mediation used most often in Family Mediation in Australia is Facilitative Mediation, also called the problem-solving method. The principle of autonomy is the focus of this model. An amicable decision between divorcing parties communicating and deciding for themselves is the goal.
The Family Mediator is not a part of the decision-making process. Their chief concerns are identifying all the disputed issues and helping the parties find reasonable options to resolve the problems.
Evaluative Family Mediation
Evaluative Family Mediation- Sometimes called the Expert Advisory Family Mediation, this method works to deliver settlements between the divorcing couple that are both fast and fair.
Mediators using the Evaluative Family Mediation method generally are senior lawyers with a significant amount of experience. They will seek the legal merit of each party’s requests and then offer their opinion on the fair option to both parties.