Family Dispute Resolution (hereinafter ‘FDR’) is a form of mediation that is facilitated by an independent practitioner, who is registered to assist parents to negotiate issues relating to the future care arrangements of their child/ren, after separation. FDR is a cost effective tool to achieve this. It can minimise legal costs and reduce the stress that is often associated with separation.

FDR is required before proceedings can be commenced in the Federal Circuit & Family Court of Australia unless a party comes within one of the exceptions.

Matthews Lawyers recommends FDR as a tool to resolve the future care arrangements of the child/ren of the relationship.

– Family Dispute Resolution, Children & the Family Law Act 1975

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