How Information Technology Can Support Family Law and Mediation

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Bellucci, Emilia, Macfarlane, Deborah and Zeleznikow, John ORCID: 0000-0002-8786-2644 (2010) How Information Technology Can Support Family Law and Mediation. In: Business information systems workshops : BIS 2010 international workshops, Berlin, Germany, May 3-5, 2010, revised papers. Abramowicz, W, Tolksdorf, Robert and We ̨cel, Krzysztof, eds. Lecture notes in business information processing (57). Springer, Berlin, pp. 243-255.


In Australia, before a divorcing couple can have their case heard by the Family Court, they must undertake mediation. Thus it is useful to develop information technology tools to support negotiation and mediation in family law. Most negotiation support systems focus upon integrative bargaining. In doing so, they tend to ignore issues of fairness. In Australian Family Law, the interests of the children, as opposed to those of their parents/guardians, are paramount. We investigate the use of providing BATNAs and integrative bargaining in providing family mediation decision support. The discussion is highlighted with examples taken from the domain of Australian Family Law.

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Item type Book Section
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-15402-7_31
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ISBN 9783642154010 (print) 9783642154027 (online)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 9404 Justice and the Law
Keywords ResPubID20897, negotiation support systems, principled negotiation, bargaining, trade-offs, Australian family law, IT, AssetDivider, Australia
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