Family Dispute Resolution is the legal term for Mediation services that help couples affected by separation and divorce to sort out family disputes, more quickly and at a lesser expense than litigation.
Mediation can help you to agree on a range of issues relating to:
- Financial (Property Settlement / Maintenance / Child Support)
- Your children (via a Parenting Plan)
The process involves an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (Mediator) meeting with each participant individually, before meeting with participants jointly to assist them reach an agreement tailored to their family’s needs.
Mediation focuses on finding resolution in an informal environment. It is a creative, solution-focused approach in which participants retain control over the outcome.
If an agreement cannot be reached between participants at Mediation, or if one party does not wish to participate at a Mediation, the Mediator may issue a Section 60i Certificate.