Family dispute resolution is a process that enables families to come to an agreement on issues of parenting and property. This process is also called mediation and it takes place in a non-adversarial environment, facilitated by qualified and impartial family dispute resolution practitioners who are known as mediators.
Your mediator will explain everything in a clear, simple way, so that you both fully understand what needs to be done to find a way forward. They can give you helpful and practical assistance to enable you to make calm decisions.
All this is done in a respectful space where you can feel free to share your opinions. Everything discussed is completely confidential and legally assisted meditation can also be made available.
This service is for separated parents who are not talking, finding it hard to communicate without fighting, or are struggling to manage their co-parenting responsibilities.
It is currently only available in Nowra, Ulladulla, Moruya and Bega.
The service provides counselling for both parents and children and young people to talk through their feelings about their family’s separation.
If you need these services but live outside of the areas where they are currently available, please call the Family Relationships Advice Line on 1800 050 321.