Dr Fourie provide services to children and parents who recently have been separated or divorced.
Dr. Arina Fourie offers nationwide expert advice and assistance in all aspects of divorce, separation and family divorce matters.
These services include:
- Mediation and post-divorce dispute resolution;
- Dr Fourie assists parents in the drafting of parenting plans and undertakes contact and care assessments.
- Individual Therapy -therapy for children as part of the divorce process;
- Care and Contact assessments.
Family mediation is a peaceful, logical, effective and responsible alternative to divorce litigation. It is the modern, intelligent “way to go”, and the benefits are plain for all to see. It is a form of dispute resolution and a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties.
Mediation is a process – a voluntary, non-adversarial, process involving a trained, impartial third party. The parties, not the mediator, make the decision. The mediator has no power to render a decision or to force the parties to accept a settlement. Because the voluntary settlement that the parties reach is designed by the parties themselves, it is more likely to be carried out without the need for external enforcement or further litigation.
Family Mediation, on the other hand, has the clients meet face-to-face, usually in the absence of their lawyers, with a trained family mediator present. Of course, this only happens after some pre-mediation screening has been done by the family mediator to make sure that the couple are suitable for mediation and that neither party is put in danger by such a face-to-face meeting.
Constant fighting, arguing and blaming in a marriage or similarly committed relationship generally leads to more of the same while dissolving it. Unfortunately, the consequences of continuing this behaviour can be dramatic, including protracted litigation, escalating costs, and significant damage to the parties’ children’s emotional well-being. By the time the parties are in their lawyers’ offices, they usually dislike each other, are very poor communicators, are highly distrustful, and are fearful of being hurt again.
But it does not have to be this way. People do have a choice about how to manage the divorce process. Solving disputes through negotiation is a part of everyday life. However, Family Mediation is more than just bringing in a neutral third person, ie. a mediator, to help the parties reach a settlement.
The benefits of mediation are:
Cost—The mediation process generally takes much less time than moving a case through standard legal channels.
Confidentiality—While court hearings are public, mediation remains strictly confidential.
Control—Mediation increases the control the parties have over the resolution.