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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:
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