Over 50 years ago I gave up a child for adoption. I now have had an agency call me asking questions on behalf of my child to get back in touch. Are you able to tell me my rights and how do I know they don’t want to just come and see what money I have?
Are there any laws in place to stop my husband taking my children out of the country on holidays? We are divorced and I’m afraid I may not see them again. More
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Mediation allows for a neutral party to assist separating partners in reaching a mutually acceptable agreement. In family law parenting matters, mediation is a requirement as separating families are encouraged to use family dispute resolution to arrive at a mutual agreement regarding the children, without court intervention. This is because the central focus of such matters is the best interests of the children. The mediation is usually undertaken by a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and the process is more commonly known as Family Dispute Resolution (FDR).
There are circumstances recognised under the Family Law Act where Mediation is not appropriate. These circumstances are where the Court is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to believe that:
My wife has left the family home and we have been living apart for 6 months. The idea was for me to renovate the house and then sell the property each getting half the proceeds. More