Family Dispute Resolution (FDR, also known as mediation) provides couples with an opportunity to reach agreement regarding parenting arrangements for their children and/or property settlement in a neutral and informal setting.
The program which is known as Eastern Suburbs Family Dispute Resolution Centre (ESFDRC) has a team of accredited FDR practitioners who are registered with the Attorney General's Department and are able to provide Section 60I Certificates in parenting matters. These certificates are required in cases where there is no agreement and parents need to file an application in court.
The ESFDRC team have a background in psychology, social work and family law and are skilled in addressing emotional and developmental needs of children following separation and can incorporate child inclusive practice.
ESFDRC maintains strong links with family lawyers in the city, Eastern Suburbs and Northern Suburbs and welcomes lawyers' participation in mediation if requested by clients.