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Family Dispute Resolution

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Need help agreeing on your children’s care after separation?

When parents separate, it can be a stressful time for the whole family.

It’s better for everyone if you can sort out your children’s day-to-day care without the time and expense of going through the Family Court.

If you need help to reach agreement, the Family Works Resolution Service can support you through the whole process.

The support you'll get

One of our qualified family mediators will:

Make sure mediation is right for you

Work out whether you qualify for government funding

Offer coaching sessions

Give you time to express what’s important to you

Help you decide on your child’s care arrangements

More information

To find out more about this service please visit the Family Dispute Resolution website.


What does it cost?

If you qualify for legal aid, the entire process is free. If one party qualifies for legal aid, coaching is free but the rest of the process costs $448.50 per person.

Where to start?

Contact us today and one of our team will talk you through the Family Dispute Resolution process.

This service is available in:

  • Christchurch/Ōtautahi
  • Nelson/Whakatū
  • North Canterbury: Rangiora/Hurunui
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