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Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is the legal term for services (such as mediation), which help families going through a divorce or separation.

It is a compulsory step in the separation process, where both parties are asked to discuss issues relating to their children, any properties and finances.

It is however, the main objective of FDR to assist participants in making a parenting plan, which sets out the agreed arrangements for future parenting without going to court.

In most circumstances, children will not be included in FDR, minimising stress and emotional pressure on any children involved.

There are some exceptions to this however, which include child abuse, family violence and extremely urgent matters. The team at One Law will guide you through the process, and help you to understand your rights and responsibilities, and explain the law that applies to your case.