Cassandra has been assisting clients through relationship breakdowns since 1985. As one of the country’s first Accredited Family Law Specialists and a national leader in Mediation, Arbitration, Collaborative Practice and Parenting Coordination, Cassandra has an intimate knowledge of the challenges people face when experiencing a relationship breakdown. To help people more effectively overcome those challenges, Cassandra founded Resolution Collective.
Resolution Collective offers clients a bespoke collection of the best dispute resolution services, ranging from intricately tailored and personalised, to more structured. As an Australian leader in each of Resolution Collective’s services, Cassandra works with clients to select the resolution pathway that best fits their particular personality and circumstance.
Whichever pathway clients take, Resolution Collecting offers clients more control over their process, timeline and cost, whilst benefiting from the support of an Australian leader in family law, committed to achieving positive outcomes for them now, and into the future.
Contact Resolution Collective to discuss the best pathway for you.
The Collective is our bespoke selection of industry leading dispute resolution services. Our services are designed to meet the needs of individual people, providing you with the best options for achieving lasting positive outcomes.
At mediation, you will work with an accredited mediator to reach a legally binding agreement that best suits you and your family's needs. You can choose whether or not to engage a lawyer to assist you during mediation.
The Collaborative process is designed to help each of you identify what’s most important to you and achieve a durable, legally binding agreement based on those values. Collaborative Practice is tailored and dynamic, facilitating the use of interdisciplinary specialists as needed.
Arbitration is an out-of-court option for delivering a binding legal decision when you are unable to reach an agreement regarding property disputes. Each of you engage your own lawyer to present your case.
Parenting Coordination is designed to assist high-conflict parents implement a parenting plan or parenting orders made by the Court. This child-focused approach helps to protect or restore children’s relationships with their parents whilst shielding them from harm.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Collaborative Team?
A Collaborative team is the combination of professionals that you choose to work with to resolve your dispute. It can be simply you and your Collaborative lawyers. In addition to your Collaborative lawyers, you can choose to include a neutral financial professional, divorce coaches, a child specialist or other specialists you and your spouse believe would be helpful. Your "Collaborative team" will guide and support you as problem-solvers, not as adversaries.
What's the difference between Collaborative Practice and Mediation?
In mediation, an impartial third party (the mediator) assists the negotiations of both parties and tries to help settle your case. However, the mediator cannot give either of you legal advice or be an advocate for either side. If there are lawyers for each of you, they may or may not be present at the mediation sessions, but if they are not present, then you can consult them between mediation sessions. When there’s an agreement, the mediator prepares a draft of the settlement terms for review and editing by both you and your lawyers.