Perth family dispute resolution practitioner


FIND A RESOLUTION TO YOUR FAMILY DISPUTE WITH OUR PERTH MEDIATORS

A specialised approach.

What do family dispute resolution services and can mediation assist?

This type of resolution refers to the legal term for mediation that helps separated parents work through their family disputes through mediation. FDR can help you reach agreement about property, money, and your children without wasting unnecessary time and money.

WHAT IS A FAMILY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTITIONER?

Our family dispute resolution practitioners in Perth serve as an independent third party, who assists people that are separating or seeking a divorce. FDR practitioners can discuss both parenting matters and any financial separation issues.

ARE ARESOLUTION’S PRACTITIONER’S ACCREDITED?

Yes. FDR practitioners must meet the accreditation standards in the Family Law Regulations 2008 with the Attorney General’s Department, to be able to provide parties a recognised mediation service. Without such qualifications, the parties will not be able to request a Certificate 60I to seek Parenting Orders.

FDR professionals are also required to be competent in being able to assess families for associated violence and child abuse. This is conducted at the Pre-Mediation Session which is an assessment as to whether mediation is suitable for each case.

FDR practitioners generally have a background in psychology and/or law. They do not replace the role of a counsellor or family lawyer, however, they can work within the paradigm of family law (to meet obligations already determined by the Family Law Act 1975) and have an understanding of human behaviour and how this affects people in conflict.

DO I HAVE TO SEE A RESOLUTION PRACTITIONER

FDR is a mandatory process to avoid the Family Court. Parties are encouraged to use this as an alternative method to be able to reach agreements in an amicable manner. This will help to prevent extensive legal costs, to minimise the time and hassle of Court, and more importantly, to alleviate stress on the individuals and any children involved.

In most circumstances, you can only apply to a Court for a parenting order when you have a certificate from an accredited FDR practitioner. There are some exemptions to this (e.g., if there is  a risk of harm involved in the case), and you should contact an FDR practitioner, a Family lawyer, Legal Aid or the Family Court to see if these exemptions apply to your circumstances.  The requirement to participate in FDR applies to new applications, and applications seeking changes to an existing parenting order.

HOW CAN FAMILY RESOLUTION SERVICES IN PERTH HELP?

With the help of an FDR practitioner, meaningful and sustainable agreements may be reached.
Any agreements reached in mediation can be lodged with the Family Court to become Consent Orders.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The cost of FDR depends on the provider. Government service pay based on a sliding scale. Private practitioners such as A resolution in Perth, charge more, but have shorter wait times. Our fees are between $130 and $160/hr and we offer instalment plans to make mediation more affordable.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON OUR DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES FOR FAMILY MATTERS IN PERTH, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE FOR A 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION WITH OUR EXPERIENCED MEDIATOR. REACH US ON 08 6555 7786.

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