Family dispute resolution mediation – certificate 60I
A resolution mediators are able to issue family dispute resolution certificates following mediation. A resolution offers pre-mediation and mediation appointments within 14 days.
In accordance with Part VII Section 60Iof the Family Law Act 1975,from 1 July 2007, it is necessary for parties to receive a certificate from a FDR practitioner (mediator) in order to commence with applications for parenting orders at the Family Court. Certificates can only be filed within 12 months of the last mediation session or attempted mediation, as the issues in dispute may have changed after this time.
However, there are certain circumstances where certificates are not required (for detailed information regarding these exceptions, visit the Attorney General’s site on www.ag.gov.au).
Mediators will assess the parties in dispute. The appropriate efforts made will be reflected in the certificate issued. If the mediator assesses that mediation will not be appropriate, then this will also be indicated in the certificate. If a party does not make a genuine effort or attend mediation, the court may take this into account and could order them to pay a portion of the other party’s legal costs – referred to as a costs order.
S60I (8) (a) – this certificate is issued by the mediator when one party has refused or failed to attend.
S60I (8) (b) – this certificate is issued when the mediator considers that it would not be appropriate to conduct family dispute resolution/mediation.
S60I (8) (c) – this certificate is issued when the mediator considers that all parties made a genuine effort to resolve the issue(s). Objective Criteria:
- Both parties attended a pre-mediation session with This service
- And both parties attended a mediation session(s) conducted by This service
- And/or both parties participated in the generation of options for resolution of the agenda items
- And/or both parties participated in the negotiation about options for the resolution of the agenda items.
S60I (8) (d) – this certificate is issued when the mediator considers one or both parties did not make a genuine effort to resolve the issue(s).
S60I (8) (e) – this certificate is issued when the mediator considers after commencing the joint mediation session(s) that it would not be appropriate to continue with mediation.
Fees for postage and handling of certificates
Certificates of mediation (7-10business days) $49, (3-5 business days) $79.
If you have completed your mediation with us and would like to order your certificate you can make your payment online here.
Payments are processed with PayPal, with this method of payment, there is the option to alter your shipping address and send this directly to your solicitor.
Postage and handling for standard mediation certificate (7-10 business days) $49
Postage and handling for express mediation certificate (3-5 business days) $79.00