Family Dispute Resolution: Mediation Services Sydney

Separation and divorce can often be an emotionally charged time for all involved.

Many disagreements between former couples are common and it can be best to allow time to settle things down before making decisions around property and finances.

However, some decisions, particularly around children, need to be made as soon as possible.

This is where family dispute resolutions can help.

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What Is Family Dispute Resolution?

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is the legal term for services, such as family mediation, that helps couples affected by divorce or separation to sort out family disputes.

Its purpose is to help and you and your partner come to an agreement on a range of issues regarding money, property and any children you may have together.

Family Dispute Resolution is compulsory for separating families who have a dispute about children.

The couple must make a genuine effort to try to sort it out through FDR before filing an application for parenting orders in court.

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Family Law Mediation Process

  1. An assessment will be made to see whether a FDR is suitable for your situation.
  2. Identify the issues which need to be resolved.
  3. Both you and your partner will listen to each other’s point of view without interruption.
  4. All relevant information regarding the situation will be shared.
  5. Different ideas and options will be explored.
  6. Possible solutions can be tested.
  7. The final decisions and agreements are put in writing and signed on.

Once you and your former spouse have come to an agreement then you can file consent orders with the Court or make a parenting plan.


What Can I Expect During Mediation?

In this video, we walk you through what you can expect during the mediation process.

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Our lawyers can walk you through the FDR process. Our expert family lawyers can help you understand your rights and responsibilities and how the law applies to your case.

Are you trying to resolve a disagreement about your children? Our family law experts can provide information about parenting plans and other services available to help you.

Our family lawyers are trained in resolving disputes relating to families, children, finance or property matters. We can help you and your former partner reach an agreement without needing to go to court, saving you time and money.

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