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Arbitration – no different to private health insurance

I started my career as a Family Lawyer doing agency matters in the Family Court and the Federal Magistrates Court as it then was. That gave me a good grounding in how the Court system could be used effectively to change the power differential between separating parties. Those were times where specialist practitioners with Family …

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New managing director proving success is in the family

DA Family Lawyers has announced the appointment of a new managing director who is expected to lead the firm to a new era of growth and prosperity. Experienced practitioner Lisa Foley (pictured above left) has stepped into the role of managing director while DA Family Lawyers’ founder Deborah Awyzio (pictured above right) remains a director of the …

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DA Mediation recognised in Doyles list

On December 1, the 2017 lists of recommendations were released on the peer-assessed recommendation platform Doyles Guide. The 2017 listing of leading Queensland Family & Divorce Mediators details mediators operating in the Queensland legal market who have been identified by the state’s family law solicitors for their expertise and abilities in the area of family …

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Inspirational Women’s Breakfast Brisbane

Deborah Awyzio and the team from DA Family Lawyers and Deborah Awyzio Mediation attended the Inspirational Women’s Breakfast earlier this week hosted by Special Olympics Australia. The morning, held at the Pullman Hotel in Brisbane, was buzzing with motivational energy. We appreciated the opportunity to help promote fundraising for athletes competing in the Special Olympics while networking …

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The importance of preparation in mediation

By Deborah Awyzio – nationally accredited mediator and registered family dispute resolution provider Mediation is not an extension of litigation The process of mediation is nearly the opposite of litigation. In litigation, parties delegate their decision making powers to a Judicial Officer, whereas the central theme in mediation is self-determination. Consequently parties come to a mediation …

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