AUCKLAND 9 March 2020 - OurFamilyWizard is proud to announce and welcome Timothy McMichael as their Resolution Expert working across the Oceania/Pacifica region, including Australia and New Zealand. Timothy's appointment comes as part of OurFamilyWizard's continued commitment to Australian and New Zealand families.
Since 2001, OurFamilyWizard has developed communication platforms for parents in separate homes. These tools maintain a focus on the children and reduce common conflicts that so often occur for separated parents managing schedules, expenses, files and all the children's other critical information. In 2019 Justice Diana Bryant, Former Chief Justice of the Family Courts of Australia stated:
The services provided by Our Family Wizard are beneficial in so many ways; they help scheduling and keeping to schedules, they enable accurate records of interactions, and they encourage respectful communication between parents. All of these things make separation and parenting easier, and remove disputation and the need to return to Court. I only wish this had been available when I was in practice as a family lawyer. It would have made a big difference to the lives of my clients.
In 2015, the company saw a large increase in interest in the platform from parents and family law practitioners of these regions. OurFamilyWizard has since obtained crucial feedback from practitioners, judiciary, and parents in the Oceania/Pacifica region to better understand their needs and improved the platform to better serve these communities.
Timothy will be responsible for training lawyers, mediators, FDRPs, court staff and other family law and mental health practitioners on the benefits of using the OFW platform, alongside supporting the Judiciary in integrating the use of OurFamilyWizard to help parents maintain an amicable path forward post-separation. Timothy will also continue his Family Mediation practice based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Timothy is a published researcher and author, and a Senior Family Mediator and ADR Practitioner. He was a very recent medal winner in the 2020 New Zealander of the Year Local Hero awards, and in 2017 was named Mediator of the Year at the New Zealand Law Awards. Timothy was further honoured in 2015 as the recipient of the Resolution Institute Practitioner Award for Significant Contribution to Family Dispute Resolution.
"We are very excited to add a professional of Timothy's caliber to our team. Timothy is a committed practitioner looking to improve the outcomes for families," says Jai Kissoon, CEO of OurFamilyWizard. "We are proud that he has seen the benefits of using the OurFamilyWizard platform and is dedicated to helping us deliver the best possible services to the people of Australia and New Zealand."
To learn more about OFW, please visit us on the web at OurFamilyWizard.com.au.
The OurFamilyWizard website and mobile apps offer divorced or separated parents a collection of tools to easily schedule parental responsibility, share important family information, manage expenses and create an accurate, clear record of communication. Tools on OurFamilyWizard include shared parenting time calendars, expense and payment registers, private and shared journals, family information and file storage, secure messages, and more. Working in tandem with clients on OurFamilyWizard, family law and mental health practitioners can assist families to move beyond conflict and co-parent with confidence.
OurFamilyWizard has been ordered a number of times in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Since 2001, use of these tools has been routinely ordered in the United States and 6 Canadian provinces. OurFamilyWizard offers complimentary accounts for families in financial need and discounts for any active or retired members of the Armed Forces.
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