Did you know that you need to have a mediation certificate before you can commence Court proceedings seeking parenting orders?
The mediation certificate is also known as a Section 60I Certificate and is issued by registered family dispute resolution providers in the following circumstances:
It is a Court requirement that parties attend or attempt to attend mediation before filing in the Federal Circuit Family Court of Australia. This is because mediations or forms of alternate dispute resolution can be highly effective at resolving issues in dispute between parties in a neutral environment with an independent third-party mediator to facilitate and assist in negotiations. This then reduces the number of parenting applications made to the Court.
Some exemptions apply where parties do not require a Section 60I Certificate before commencing Court proceedings for Parenting Matters.
These situations include:
To discuss your parenting matter and whether mediation could be an appropriate pathway, please contact the Brisbane family lawyers team to arrange a free, no-obligation 20-minute consultation to discuss your particular circumstances.
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