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Family Dispute Resolution (Mediation)

A service to help separating families resolve their family law disputes.

The Family Dispute Resolution Service (formerly known as the Family Mediation Service) can provide information, counselling, dispute resolution and group programs to help couples who are separating to resolve their family law disputes. These disputes may include conflicts over child care, child support, financial arrangements and property settlement.

Learn more about the Family Dispute Resolution process.

Family Dispute Resolution aims to help separating couples reach agreements that are in the best interest of their children. It also encourages separating couples to parent cooperatively. Parenting Plans (pdf) or agreements are used to assist in this process.

For more information about the Family Dispute Resolution Service, contact your nearest Relationships Australia office.

Relationships Australia State and Territory websites