MEDIATION AND FAMILY DISPUTE RESOLUTION

 

Do I need to go to Mediation before I go to Court in a Parenting Matter

 

In almost all cases it is compulsory that the parties attempt Family Dispute Resolution before going to court to seek a parenting order. 

That Family Dispute Resolution must be with an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner able to issue a Section 60I Family Dispute Resolution Certificate. 

Family Dispute Resolution is a form of Mediation and the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner who conducts the process is like a Mediator. 

After you attend (or attempt) Family Dispute Resolution, the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner will issue to the parties, a Section 60I Family Dispute Resolution Certificate.  

In most parenting cases, the Court will require you to file that Certificate when you commence proceedings. 

There are some limited circumstances in which an exception applies and parenting proceedings can be commenced without having attended (or attempted) Family Dispute Resolution. 

Those limited circumstances are usually:

  • cases of urgency; or
  • where domestic violence or child abuse is involved.

 

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