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Family Dispute Resolution
Family Dispute Resolution or Family Mediation is the process through which parents in conflict can meet, discuss and reach agreement on parenting issues and financial matters, all with the assistance of an objective and neutral third party in a calm and professional environment.
Initially, the mediator interviews each parent separately before scheduling the mediation.
The mediation occurs through the following process:
This process is usually conducted with both parents present with the mediator in the same room, although mediation can also occur via telephone, Skype or a shuttle mediation process using separate rooms for parents. The mediator decides how best to conduct the mediation after the initial interview with each parent.
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More Information on Mediation & Family Dispute Resolution
- Family Dispute Resolution
- Parenting Plans
- Financial Agreements
- Child-Inclusive Mediation
- Section 60I Certificates
- Child Support
- Child Support Calculator
- De Facto Relationships & Separation
- Divorce & Mediation
- Grandparents & Mediation for Grandchildren
- Parenting Plan & Draft Consent Orders for Children
- Property Settlement at Mediation
- Mediation & Domestic Violence
- Relocation & Overseas Travel with a Child
- Going to the Family Court versus Mediation
- Family Dispute Resolution & Mediation
- Child Support & Mediation
Parenting Plans are agreements about parental responsibilities after separation concerning where children will live, who will be caring for them and for what periods of time. Our mediators provide these agreements in writing to both parents, and once signed and dated, they become a Parenting Plan.
Financial Agreements deal with any property, investments, shares and other assets and liabilities. Mediation is the quickest and most cost-effective process for reaching settlement. Our mediators provide written financial agreements to both parties at the end of the mediation.
A trained child consultant spends time with each child and uses therapeutic tools and strategies to determine how they are coping and what may need to change. The child consultant then provides feedback to the parents during the mediation.
Section 60I Certificates
Section 60I certificates are required before an application for Parenting Orders can be made to the Family Court. Our mediators are approved by the Department of the Federal Attorney-General to provide section 60I certificates.
Child Support Agreements deal with how parents financially support their children, including day-to-day costs of living, school fees, uniforms and books, tuition costs, general medical and health care costs, and specific healthcare costs (such as speech therapy).
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