What is Integrated Mediation?
- Independent family dispute resolution
- Assist family affected by separation or divorce
- Resolve dispute relating to :
- Parenting arrangements
- Property settlements
Why Family Dispute Resolution?
- You can resolve differences without going to court
- You will need a certificate from a registered family dispute resolution practitioner (FDRP) if you want to apply to the court for a parenting order.
- You will need to confirm to the courts that an attempt at family dispute resolution has been made.
- There are some exceptions such as family violence and child abuse.
- To assist separated or divorced couples to resolve family law disputes.
- To assist parties to identify their issues in disputes, consider a range of options and reach an agreement.
- To provide an alternative to going to court.
- Parenting arrangements in child matters.
- Agreement in property settlement.
- Information and referral.
- Education and skills training.
- Child consultancy.
- Self-care and wellness program.
- Both parties to attend an Intake session individually.
- An assessment is made to see whether family dispute resolution is suitable.
- Information and referrals are made if necessary.
- If parties are not quite able to address issues, pre-mediation work are provided such as conflict coaching to assist them to be ready for the mediation process.
What are the Benefits?
- It helps you reach tailored agreements that meet the particular requirements of your family.
- Agreements that are worked out together are more likely to suit both of you and to last longer.
- It allows you to keep control of the decision making process.
- It is private and confidential. It has privilege status.
- It can save you a lot of time, money and stress.
- Fees are charged on client’s income level.
- Rates are negotiable for people with financial difficulties.
- Service will not be refused on the basis of genuine inability to pay fees.
- The Manager has the discretion to waived fees.