The festive season is just around the corner. Sadly, at this time of year, some families are more concerned about whether or not they will be spending time with their children than they are about gift lists and turkey.
For parents who are struggling to reach agreement on matters relating to their children – whether Christmas contact or school holiday related, or even where their children will be going to school – the best option to work towards a resolution may well be family dispute resolution (FDR). FDR is a mediation process which helps parents work towards agreement or compromise by discussing their issues with a trained family mediator.
New Zealand’s largest specialist conflict management and dispute resolution service provider is Fairway Resolution. The process of engaging with Fairway is usually as follows:
Although the process can appear involved, Fairway is well equipped to handle urgent matters quickly – in some cases, even by holding a mediation the same day an initial contact is made. Fairway has also been able to adapt to the 2020 climate. If distance, lockdown alert levels, or health status make an in-person mediation impractical or impossible, mediations can be held via audio-video link.
Family dispute resolution is a fantastic tool to assist parents with issues they cannot resolve themselves. For further information on family dispute resolution please do not hesitate to contact us. You can also visit www.fairwayresolution.com for more information on the mediation process.