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Resolving family law disputes

Resolving family law disputes

There are various ways of resolving family law issues without going to Court. In most cases the Family Court requires people to try to work out their arrangements for property and children before going to Court. 


Family dispute resolution

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is designed to help you reach an agreement without going to Court. The process involves you and your former partner meeting with a family dispute resolution practitioner (FDRP) to sort out your family law issues like who your children live with and spend time with and what to do about property and finances.  More...


Other ways to resolve a family law dispute

Options for negotiating with your former partner or other people involved to help you reach agreement include collaborative law, mediation and family counselling. Information about different ways to formalise an agreement and details of organisations that can assist.  More...


Last reviewed: 30/10/2012

Last modified: 31/03/2015 10:42 AM


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