Family conflict management in NSW

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• Sort out your parenting arrangements
• Negotiate a fair divorce property settlement


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Mediate FDR


Family Dispute Resolution Specialists

After a breakup, you may fear the hopes and dreams you have invested in your children and home are at risk.

Ongoing conflict, money, or health concerns can leave you feeling overwhelmed.

Going to court could make things worse.

Digging up dirt on each other to win a Court case is like pouring petrol on a fire. It makes everything worse. When you create anger and distrust between couples. they are less willing to seek a fair solution to their problems.


Hello,

At Mediate FDR, our Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) Services helps you resolve your issues as quickly and painlessly as possible. Whether you just broke up or it’s a long-running dispute.

We believe that “If you give it a fair go, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.”

Did You Know?

The Rules Have Changed

If your dispute involves Children or property, you must make a Genuine Attempt to settle your dispute before filing for a Court hearing.

For Child matters, you’ll need a Section 60I Certificate.

For property disputes, you need a Genuine Steps Certificate.

If you attend FDR and can’t reach an agreement, your Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) will issue you with the certificate you need.

So, it makes sense to contact us to book a free telephone consultation.

We understand the new FCFCOA rules and provide face to face or Online Family Dispute Resolution services to suit your specific needs.

What the Court is Saying.

The Court views legal action as a last resort. and FDR as a better way to deal with family matters.

FDRPs help to reduce conflict.

The adversarial legal process, which is guaranteed to increase division.

The risk of going to court

There’s no guarantee you’ll win your case, and fighting doesn’t always stop after a court ruling.

Why is FDR a better choice for Families?

It’s cheaper, faster and more people are satisfied with the results than with the courts.

  • Faster, you can complete the process in a couple of months.
  • Cheaper, because not all your concerns are legal issues. Sorting them out before going to court saves money.
  • People who use FDR are more satisfied (73.6%) than those who use lawyers and courts (60%).

FDR is better at dealing with relationship issues.

Why Choose Mediate FDR”?

Our great Mediators and our Gold Standard Pre-Mediation Process set us apart.

Few people know much about FDR, Mediation, or the court process when they come to us

And in the same way, driving lessons help them pass the driving test. Likewise, Our pre-mediation process ensures they have the knowledge and skills to get the best result from their Mediation and the Court process.


What people are saying.

Aaliyah

“Gordon was kind and helped me through the process.”

Matty

“The money we saved from legal costs meant I had a bigger deposit for an apartment. My daughter is glad she sees her dad regularly, and I get a couple of days off every week”

Marcus

“It has taken some work, but now we can talk about the children and make decisions without an argument”

Michelle

“We agreed to keep the house for 3 years while I finished studying, so I could get a better job. Great work.”

Simon

“Thank you, attending family dispute resolution made the difference…”

The Language around family law.

We know the language around family conflict management can be confusing. So, we’re going to explain some of the terms are used on this site.

Conflict and Dispute

Both mean a serious disagreement or argument.

Mediator

Accredited mediators can conduct your Mediation, but they cannot write Section 60I certificates. If negotiations fail and you decide to file in court, you may have to go through the FDR process again with a registered FDRP. More

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP)

Is a specialized mediation process created to help people settle parenting and property matters without using the long and expensive litigation process. Learn more

Mediation

Uses a neutral third party called a mediator to help people in conflict negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement. Learn more

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR)

Is a specialized mediation process created to help people settle parenting and property matters without using the long and expensive litigation process. Learn more

Co parenting

Refers to an agreement by parents to cooperate in the care and protection of their children. The relationship is based purely on dealing with the needs of the child. Learn more

The difference between FDR and Mediation

Mediation is an essential part of the FDR process. In the same way, driving lessons help you pass the driving test. Likewise, the FDR process ensures you have the knowledge and skills to get the best result from your Mediation and any Court process that may follow.

Online Family Dispute Resolution

Is conducted on the internet using a computer or a mobile phone. The use of Online Family Conflict Resolution Services in NSW has increased since the Covid lockdown in the state.

Divorce Dispute Resolution in NSW

Couples use Divorce Dispute Mediation to reach an agreement about child access and the division of assets before separation occurs. The process can avoid future conflict, maintain good working relationships and allow a smoother transition from being married to being single.

Divorce Dispute Mediation

In Divorce Dispute Mediation, the couple attempts to reach an agreement about child access and the division of assets before separation occurs. The process can avoid future conflict and allow a smoother transition from being married to being single.

Shuttle Mediation

Shuttle mediation is where the two parties are unwilling to meet face-to-face. They are placed in different rooms, and the mediator ‘shuttles’ between them to help reach an agreement.

Family Arbitration

In family arbitration, the couple appoints an arbitrator who makes a final and binding decision about their Dispute.

What Will You Receive When You Contact Us

You choose a convenient date and time to discuss your case.

• Your FDRP will contact you at that time for a free 30 min consultation.

• We’ll send you a free report and information relevant to your case.

• No strings attached. As it is with a lawyer, everything you say is confidential.


We will only use your information to answer your inquiry or contact you as part of our service. It will not be sold, shared, swapped, or bartered.