We understand the stress that separating parties endure and aim to provide the best and cost effective outcome for mediating parties.

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) & Mediation Services in NSW

What is FDR?

FDR is a practical, less stressful and inexpensive way for separating families to discuss and reach an agreement regarding the care of children and/or division of assets with help from a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (“FDRP”).

When is FDR Compulsory?

Before filing an Initiating Application with the Family Court (or Federal Circuit Court) for a parenting order, you must have a Section 60I Certificate issued by an accredited FDRP.

This requirement applies even if you have pre-existing orders in relation to the child that is the subject of the new application.

However, in certain circumstances the court may grant you an exemption from the attending mediation. Please

Why use Turnbull Hill Lawyers for FDR?

Our firm has over 48 years’ experience in family law matters.

We understand the stress that separating parties endure and aim to provide the best and cost effective outcome for mediating parties.

We have comfortable and safe facilities for conducting a mediation. We can also accommodate parties that would like to attend mediation, but not be face to face in the same room with each other (a shuttle mediation). We also provide refreshments and lunch during the Mediation.

On request, we can accommodate after work hours sessions.

Our FDRP, Allysha Merrett, an experienced practising family lawyer, is registered as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Federal Attorney-General’s Department. Her passion for mediating family law disputes comes from a social science background. Allysha using her experience and skills will assist separating couples to resolve financial disputes and promote child focused arrangements for their children.

We welcome represented and unrepresented parties.


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