Family Dispute Resolution

The Family Law Act 1975 defines Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) as “a process in which a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) helps people affected or likely to be affected, by separation or divorce to resolve some or all of their disputes with each other” (Section 10F Family Law Act 1975 (C’th); and in which the practitioner is independent of all the parties.

Family dispute resolution, (aka family mediation), is an interest-based, facilitated and structured, tailored, future focused, problem-solving negotiation process focusing on improving communication and addressing issues including parenting arrangements, child support, financial arrangements and property settlement.

Examples of Family Mediation processes can include:
  • Parent Adolescent Mediation
  • Elder Mediation