Care and Contact of Children - FDR Mediation
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Since early 2015, the FDR Centre has been offering child inclusive FDR mediation, where children have the opportunity to share their views with a Child Inclusion Specialist, who attends the mediation in the children's shoes.
‘Do I even need to go through FDR?’ ‘What steps should I take before applying?" Here you can find answers to some common questions before you start your FDR journey.
Before attending your FDR mediation session, your mediator will meet with both parties separately to complete a Preliminary Assessment and Pre-Mediation information intake. This section outlines what will happen at this session and how you can prepare for it.
Find out more about FDR fees, and your eligibility for government funding. Most people are eligible for partial government funding, where your total cost will be $897.00.
In your joint FDR mediation session, you will work with a qualified mediator who will allow each party to have their say and will help you to reach an agreement as to what is best for your children. Day-to-day care, religious instruction, schooling, and managing holiday care are just some of the topics typically discussed.
Find out about next steps after your FDR mediation is completed, including how you can formalise your Parenting Agreement in Court, should you wish to do so. The law recognises that you and your children's needs may change in the near or distant future, so signing a Parenting Agreement does not mean you are unable to change it later.