The Family Court is now filled with self represented parents who are unable to resolve disputes about their children. Many no longer qualify for the assistance of Legal Aid and are left to their own devices. The flow on effect is that property disputes are unable to get timely hearings. There has to be an alternate way for people to resolve property disputes because the queue is long and extremely slow.
Mediation, in the hands of skilled qualified mediators, is that alternate way for good people to settle their differences. Mediation is becoming so successful in property disputes that it could be truely described as a parallel system to the Court system. It is helped by the support framework of the Court and with that support gives people the means to settle their own disputes.