Mediation is a method of resolving any differences between you and your former partner with the assistance of a neutral third party. The third party is referred to as a mediator. They can assist you in reaching an agreement on financial, property, or child-related concerns. Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is a special type of mediation for helping separating families come to their own agreements.
When family disputes cannot be resolved, the matter may need to go to a court for a judge to make decisions. GOING TO COURT is a LONG, STRESSFUL and EXPENSIVE process.
The aim of mediation is to avoid the situation reaching this point. The family law system encourages separated families to come to their own arrangements in caring for their children without going to court.
This is when people may need to use a more formal mediation process with
an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP)