o Dividing your Property & Finances o Parenting Arrangements o Child Support
You’re obligated to enter into Mediation before going to Court
In most cases under family law, parties must follow pre-action procedures and make a genuine effort to resolve disputes through family dispute resolution before filing in Court. For matters involving children, the Courts will not hear a matter unless you have engaged in FDR mediation and if unresolved, obtained a Section 60I Certificate. There are some exceptions to these requirements, such as those involving family violence, fraud or urgency.
Kathleen J. Simpson
I am a Senior Family Lawyer, Nationally Accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), registered with the Queensland Law Society, the Department of Attorney-General, and with the Australian Mediation Association.