It is a requirement that parties separating attend family dispute resolution, which is a form of mediation to try to resolve their dispute before they apply to court for childrens’ orders.
We can steer you in the right direction for mediation, as it’s possible to go to a mediation centre such as Relationships Australia or to attend with a private mediator.
We strongly recommend mediation as a first approach in resolving both childrens and property disputes. It’s a cost effective option. It is also more likely to minimise damage to the parties ongoing relationship.