Our Services include
- Family Dispute Resolution
- Issuing Section 60 I Certificates
- Family Law Mediation – where parties have legal representation
- Family Law Advice and Representation
- Post Separation Parenting Courses
- Post Separation Counselling
- Individual Coaching for Mediation Sessions
- Aged Care & Elder Family Member Disputes
- Wills and Estates
- Property Law
- Building and Planning Disputes
- Contractual Disputes
As part of our services we offer a free information session on parenting and family matters. To find out when our next information session is being held please call us on 0427 815 869.
We offer mediation services where both parties have legal representation and we also offer mediation services for parties without legal representation.
Where parties to a dispute are represented we offer both half and full day mediation services at our fully equipped mediation rooms in Drouin.
Where parties are unrepresented, we generally work through a series of two hour mediation sessions.
In Family Law disputes our Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners work with couples and are able to issue Section 60 I Certificates should the matter not resolve.
Family Dispute Resolution
At the Gippsland Mediation Centre, our primary focus is assisting clients to work through their differences and achieve a resolution without going to Court. This type of process is cost and time efficient and removes the stress associated with Court.
The primary role of our professionals in the Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) process is to facilitate communication between both parties without providing legal advice. Our accredited Mediators and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners, will facilitate negotiations in a confidential and supportive environment that protects your dignity.
As trained FDR’s, they assist couples to solve their Family Law disputes at an early stage before parties require Court action and can help you identify key issues and develop mutually agreeable options in all matters.
Sometimes going to court cannot be avoided. For those couples to whom this applies, as of July 1 2008, the Family Law Act requires separating couples to seek assistance from a FDR practitioner to attempt to resolve their children’s issues out of court or, in the event that this cannot be achieved, obtain a Section 60(i) Certificate allowing them access to the Family Court for matters relating to their children.
The Family Dispute Resolution process involves our accredited practitioner meeting with each party at our Melbourne Offices individually, before both parties meet with the practitioner together to try and reach an agreement. The initial individual meetings allow each party to discuss what they want to achieve out of the family law process.