Recently separated? Does the thought of a long drawn out court battle give you cold sweats?
There is an alternative.
R eaching agreement around parenting can be stressful and often ends in conflict that is damaging for children. Northern Frontiers Mediation Cairns’ Parenting Agreement Coaching is a service that allows one parent to sit with an experienced Mediator and prepare a draft agreement, or parenting plan, that can be presented to the other parent for their consideration.
Northern Frontiers Mediation Cairns’ Parenting Agreement Coaching provides you with support throughout the family separation process. Developing a parenting plan will help you to keep focused on important parenting issues such as Education; Time Spent with Each Parent; Religion/Cultural Considerations; School Holidays and Celebratory Times, Health and Recreational Activities.
Family Law is all about children’s rights and parents’ responsibilities. Put simply, children have a right to spend time with and be cared for by both parents and to be protected from harm. Parents are responsible for ensuring children’s rights are met. In most cases it is compulsory for families who disagree on arrangements for their children to engage in a dispute resolution process outside the court environment before asking a judge to decide matters for them, or impose a parenting plan.
Northern Frontiers Mediation Cairns has experienced Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners (FDRPs) who are mediators accredited with the Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra. They are authorised to provide dispute resolution services for families. Our mediators will inform you about the family law system, assess whether your matter is appropriate for mediation and provide a process for you to develop your own parenting plan.
Sometimes family disputes are assessed as not appropriate for mediation and court action is initiated by one or both parties to the dispute. It is not unusual, however, for a court to direct parents back to mediation at some stage. This is because family law assumes parents know their children best and are best-placed to make decisions in their children’s best interest.
Having a well-prepared parenting proposal is important regardless of where you are within the family law system. If agreement is not reached outside of court, you can use your proposal to indicate what conditions you would like included on a court order.
Benefits Of Parenting Agreement Coaching:
Avoid or limit lengthy court proceedings
Save on expensive legal fees
Develop a well-considered proposal
Reduce parental conflict with clear guidelines for co-parenting
Help to give your child Routine, Regularity and Reliability
Parenting Agreement Coaching sessions are charged at $145.00 for a standard 50 minute session. Longer sessions can be arranged and flexible session times are available from 7.30am weekdays. Sessions can be in-person or via phone/video chat (FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, Messenger etc).
All Northern Frontiers Mediation Cairns’ coaching and mediation services are directed by the Family Law Act 1975 however we do not provide legal advice. Disputant parties are therefore advised to seek legal advice from a family law lawyer throughout the separation process. We are able to provide referral details for experienced family law solicitors upon request.
Flexible Appointment Times:
For your convenience Northern Frontiers Mediation & Counselling Cairns offers appointments from 7.30am weekdays. Out of hours appointments are available on a case-by-case basis. To enquire call 1300 90 81 70, text message via mobile on 0419 531 269, email email@example.com or use the online chat feature at the bottom right of this webpage.
Ready for a new direction?
Make contact with our Reception and discuss your unique situation today. Call 1300 90 81 70, text message via mobile 0419 531 269, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the online chat feature at the bottom right of this webpage.
75 Digger St,
Cairns North QLD 4870
Mobile: 0419 531 269 (text messaging available)
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Mon-Fri: 7.30 am – 5:00 pm.
Please note: Northern Frontiers Mediation & Counselling Cairns provides private and confidential services. To ensure client confidentiality all bookings are strictly by appointment only therefore we do not accept unannounced requests for service, including for new enquiries.