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 S60i 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.(Commonwealth)
- 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 conducted the Mediation session for both parties before going to Family Court.
- This Certificate needs to be filed with the Court Application.(ask your lawyer)
As an experienced and qualified Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) with the Attorney General Department under the Family Law Act & Regulations and NMAS Mediator, Jo-Anne McNamara is qualified and authorised to issue Section 60i Certificates
- In Western Australia, Defacto couples are issued with a s60i Certificate.
- This is a Certificate made under Part 5 Order FLA S66h of the Western Australian Family Court Act 1997.
Where circumstances for Mediation cannot be carried out, an exemption S60I certificate can be issued by Jo-Anne McNamara .