Family Dispute Resolution

Settling family disputes

The mediators are qualified under Regulation 60 of the Family Law Reform Act to be family and child mediators

From 1 July 2008 changes to the family law system make Family Dispute Resolution a requirement before you can apply to the court for a parenting order.  This includes new applications, and applications seeking changes to an existing Parenting Order. There are some exceptions to this requirement, such as cases involving family violence or child abuse or where the matter is urgent.

All families at some time experience difficulties and stress. Family disputes include any conflict between people who are related in some way, or who are part of a family or have been part of a family in the past.


This can include:

  • within families, such as between couples, parents and children, siblings
  • between families, such as adult siblings and their families, grandparents and their children’s families, blended or step-families
  • between separated couples and their families


Family disputes can be about almost anything. Some of the most common topics people discuss in mediation are:

  • Child/teenager’s behaviour
  • Children’s education, health and welfare
  • Contact with children (separated couples or extended families)
  • Financial support for children (separated couples)
  • Inability to communicate
  • Lack of trust
  • Lifestyle/environmental differences
  • Money/debt
  • Parenting differences
  • Previous agreements broken down
  • Property settlement (separated couples or older parents & adult children)
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Verbal abuse/swearing or bullying


 Child Inclusive Practice (CIP)

An evidenced based approach designed to hear the voices of children to ensure a child’s emotional needs are maintained post separation. Child Inclusive Practice is a safe environment facilitated by trained practitioners. Child Inclusive Practice is available to families with children aged 5 years and older.


Our Consent Form

Complete our consent form now and complete in preparation for your consultation.


Consultation Type Price Per Session
Initial Interview $220.00
Mediation Session Starting at $500

Conflict  Resolution  Service  Practitioners are  approved  to  issue  60I  Certificates

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