Family Dispute Resolution
Family Dispute Resolution, otherwise known as mediation, is a process to help separated parents reach agreed arrangements for the care of their children.
Family Dispute Resolution offers parents, and other family members, the opportunity to discuss co-parenting arrangements in a safe environment. Our Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners help parents and/or carers to have a respectful conversation that focuses on what the children need.
Attempting Family Dispute Resolution is an alternative to going to court and can save parents a considerable amount of money, time and emotional stress. Going to court may mean decisions about your children are made by a judge, whether you like it or not. Engaging in Family Dispute Resolution gives parents the opportunity to be heard, and to shape what they want their children’s care arrangements to look like.
As part of the Family Dispute Resolution process parents can be offered Child Inclusive Practice or a Child Focused Session. Both of these processes provide the opportunity for parents to think about and have conversations regarding their children’s needs.
This service is for individuals, couples and families who are separating.
Our fees are affordable and vary according to your income. When you call to make an appointment, our intake officers will discuss fees with you.
You can access Family Dispute Resolution in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs.
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