Prepare for Family Dispute Resolution

We want to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone.  The key to achieving a safe environment is making sure that we learn all about your family members and relationships.  We spend time with you preparing and working through your concerns and fears.

At SHAW there are 3 stages in the FDR process.  The first step is a questionnaire about the behaviours and habits of you and your partner to make sure that FDR is appropriate for your family.  The next stage is a private and confidential individual session with you so we understand your family from your perspective. We only then move to the third stage when it is appropriate and everyone is ready for a joint meeting to resolve all concerns regarding parenting your children.

Before your mediation we offer to you a checklist to help you prepare and turn your mind to the issues that are confronting your family.  Family Dispute Resolution is necessary before asking for a Judge to decide on the parenting arrangements for your family.  It is the opportunity for you, as the parents of your children, who know them the best, to make the decisions about what is in their best interests.  Only after FDR will we issue the Section 60I Certificate for Court proceedings to be issued.

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‘I chose mediation because I thought that it could be a much more friendly and amicable way to resolve our issues. The expense and time delays relating to court and the effect on the children were things that I did not want. I did a lot of research online and chose SHAW Mediation, in particular FDR Mediator Alison Shaw because of her good reputation and background as a Family Law Lawyer, to me it just made sense to have a mediator that knew family law also. The set fees associated with the mediation was something I needed.

Alison is clearly and simply good at what she does. The process can be extremely overwhelming, Alison and her team walked me through from first contact, to the end of the mediation. Alison managed it beautifully and she’s definitely in the right job.  I would 110% recommend SHAW Mediation Australia, so much so, that I would like to work with one of you in the future!’

Suzi C

Family Parenting Plan and Property Settlement