FAMILY DISPUTE RESOLUTION (commonly known as Family Law Mediation) takes the angst out of family separation and can allow your family to run smoothly again.
Northern Frontiers Mediation promotes the right of every child to enjoy safe meaningful relationships with both parents/care-providers and significant others before, during and after family separation. We encourage respectful family relationships that are free from conflict. Our mediation process can be completed through various methods, including in-person, via phone or videochat (Skype, Zoom etc) methods.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Can Attend Family Law Mediation?
Is Family Law Mediation Compulsory?
If you are applying for Consent Orders (i.e. agreement with the other party has been reached)
If the matter is urgent (e.g. a child is at risk of harm/has been abducted etc)
When there is history of family violence and/or current family violence or child abuse
If a party is unable to mediate effectively (e.g. due to mental or emotional incapacity or geographical difficulties)
If a party has contravened and shown significant disregard for a court order made in the last 12 months.
If you are unsure about your family situation’s suitability for family law mediation Northern Frontiers can assist you with information or referral to a family law lawyer.
Does My Child Have To Attend Family Law Mediation?
What Information Will I Be Provided With?
Is What I Say In Mediation Shared With Anyone Else?
What If I Don’t Feel Safe?
What Happens If We Reach Agreement?
What If We Don’t Reach Agreement?
If you initiate family law mediation and for some reason it does not take place – or you attempt mediation and agreement is not reached or mediation ceases, you may be issued with a S60I certificate indicating one of the following:
the other party did not attend mediation
you and the other party attended mediation and made a genuine effort to resolve your dispute
you and the other party attended mediation but one or both of you failed to make a genuine effort to resolve your dispute
the Mediator assessed your dispute as ‘not appropriate for mediation’, or
mediation began however the Mediator assessed it as considered it ‘not appropriate to continue’.
If you receive a s60I certificate you are advised to seek legal advice from a family law lawyer as the Mediator is bound by confidentiality and will no longer be in a position to assist you.
How Soon Can I Start?
What If I Don't Wish To Attend Family Law Mediation?
Is My Dispute Suitable For Family Law Mediation?
What If Domestic Violence Is Present?
Can I Have A Support Person With Me?
Is Family Law Mediation Expensive?
Can I Have My Legal Advisor With Me During Family Law Mediation?
Do I Also Need A Lawyer If I’m Attending Family Law Mediation?
Do I Need Expensive Equipment For Telephone Mediation?
Booking in for Family Law Mediation:
In addition to normal business hours Northern Frontiers offers 7.30 am appointments for family law mediation sessions as well as Saturday and Sunday appointments – which means there’s no need to disrupt your work/life schedule. Out of hours appointments tend to fill fast so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Simply call 1300 90 81 70 or email: email@example.com
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