We can help with family law mediation in relation to any aspects of your family law issues in dispute, including:
- Parenting issues (such as where the child lives, what time is spent with a parent, overseas travel and passport arrangements, relocation issues, involvement of relatives)
- Property and financial matters
- Child Support.
We can advise you about how family mediation works, and how to use these procedures to obtain resolution of your matter. We will explain the difference between private mediators, and government subsidised services. We can also attend mediation with you to ensure your interests are protected.
In parenting cases, the Court will not accept an application for orders to be made without the parties first having consulted a family dispute resolution practitioner and obtaining a certificate (called a ‘section 60I certificate’) confirming that Family Dispute Resolution has been attempted.
In cases where one party has refused to attend the Family Dispute Resolution, the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner can issue a Certificate immediately. Family dispute resolution is also called ‘family mediation’.