What is Family Dispute Resolution (FDR)?
FDR is a mediation service whereby the mediator facilitates communication between the parties to assist you in reaching an agreement for parenting and/or property matters post separation. The role of the mediator is not to provide legal advice but to oversee the process as an impartial third party, supporting parents to reach amicable agreements focusing on the best interest of their children. New Hope Therapy provides the opportunity to reach mutually satisfactory agreements in a timely manner without the expense and lengthy process of court proceedings.
Why choose New Hope Therapy for family dispute resolution services?
We provide this additional service at our premises providing a safe environment for children to changeover from one parent to the other at a time mutually agreed.
The family law encourages families to resolve their disputes through mediation. It is a requirement that parties make a genuine effort to resolve the dispute through family dispute resolution (FDR) prior to filing an application for court orders. There are a few exceptions to this requirement, however unless an exemption applies, parties seeking to have a parenting matter determined by a family law court will need to file a certificate from an accredited FDR practitioner. The certificate is issued under Section 60I of the Family Law Act 1975 and is commonly known as a Section 60I Certificate. As an accredited FDR practitioner, we are authorised to issue 60I certificates when appropriate.
The following link provides further information on family dispute resolution:
Contact us at [email protected] for a FDR intake form to commence the process.