Family Dispute

Family Dispute Resolution (or FDR) is a process for parents to resolve their disputes about parenting arrangements BEFORE going to Court. The Queensland court expects that parents will only make an application to Court after they have made reasonable attempts to resolve their disputes first.

Where it is safe to do so, a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner can afford parents a FDR process to discuss, compromise, and seek resolution to parenting arrangements. If the parties are in agreement at the end of the process, a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner can document in writing a Parenting Agreement. If assessed as appropriate, children are able to participate in a Child Inclusive Mediation organised by a family law mediator if agreed between the parties. Workhorse Advisory offers everything you should look for in a family mediator.

A Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner is independent of the parties and trained in family dispute resolutions related to parenting matters. The process provides parents the opportunity to improve your co-parenting relationship with the other party, and reach an agreement about legal and co-parenting issues that are important to you and your family. Family mediation in Brisbane is a process that supports the parties make their own decisions, reduce conflict for the family unit during divorce mediation and is more likely to result in a lasting agreement. 

Family Dispute Resolution is a more affordable, efficient, and less stressful way to resolve your disputes than a Court process.

What they say about us

For mediations completed by Fran in 2023, over 95% of participants provided feedback that the mediation promoted collaboration and included all participants in the discussion.

Fran maintained impartiality and provided a fair process where participants were listened to, treated respectfully and were able to say the things they felt were important.

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Fran was excellent, during the mediation she made sure the mother was heard.

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The mediation was really well run by Fran. It was positive, I felt heard.

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