Category Archives: Family Mediation

Importance of ‘genuine effort’ in family dispute resolution

A Section 60I certificate is issued in compliance with Section 60I of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), as amended, and requires all persons who have a dispute about children to make a ‘genuine effort’ to resolve the dispute by family dispute resolution before they can file a case in court. This requirement is not … Continue reading Importance of ‘genuine effort’ in family dispute resolution

Section 60i Certificates – What are they

A Section 60I Certificate is issued by family dispute resolution practitioners pursuant to Chapter 21, Section 60I, of the Family Law Act, requiring all persons who are applying for a parenting order to first make a genuine effort to resolve their issue/s by family dispute resolution before going to court. There are five types of … Continue reading Section 60i Certificates – What are they

Family Mediation Process

Family mediation, also known as family dispute resolution mediation, is a procedure whereby the parties affected by divorce or separation attempt to resolve their issue/s without going to court or as a prerequisite before going into court. It is required in applications for parenting orders before parties can go to court. The initial step is … Continue reading Family Mediation Process