Family Dispute Resolution Certificates
If you want to apply to the court for a Parenting Order, you will need a certificate from a registered Family Dispute Resolution practitioner to confirm that an attempt at Family Dispute Resolution was made.
The Dispute Resolution 60I Certificate
About the family dispute resolution certificate form
This is a certificate made under Part VII (matters involving children), Section 60I of the Family Law Act 1975.
- Before you can make an application to the court for a parenting order, or to change an existing parenting order, you need to try family dispute resolution.
- Exceptions to this include where there is family violence, child abuse or the matter is urgent.
- If the dispute cannot be resolved using family dispute resolution, you will need a certificate from the family dispute resolution practitioner who helped you before going to court.
- This certificate needs to be filed with the court application.
As a qualified Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) with the Attorney General Department under the Family Law Act & Regulations and NMS Mediator, Jo-Anne McNamara is qualified to issues certificate 60I certificates
Where circumstances for Mediation cannot be carried out, an exemption 60I certificate can be issued by Jo-Anne McNamara .