Mediation helps Sofia & Mark

Shortly after Sofia arrived in Australia from South America on a student visa, she unexpectedly became pregnant. Without access to family support and being unable to work, Sofia had no option but to live in a refuge with her baby.

Maria & Alberto grapple with separation (how our Family Dispute Resolution team helped)

Marriage or relationship breakdown is never easy, especially when children are involved, but our Family Dispute Resolution program helps open up the lines of communication again and assists parties to move forward in the best possible way. Maria and Alberto came to Australia from Europe for Alberto’s work. They have two children and while in Australia they separated. 

Co-parenting after separation – challenges and opportunities

The importance of family cannot be overstated, with our parents, partners, and children playing a huge role in our happiness and sense of wellbeing. Everyone wants a happy and stable family life - however, conflict and separation can arise for many reasons.

The benefits of mediation for families

The breakdown of a family is a sad and stressful situation. When disputes drag on in The Family Court, family separation can have an even greater effect on the kids.

Are you a separated parent struggling to make agreements or manage conflict?

Are you a separated parent struggling to make agreements or manage conflict? The Mediation Team at CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay may be able to support you to achieve an outcome that is quick, economical and provides peace of mind to all parties.

Are you a separated parent struggling to make agreements or manage conflict?

The Mediation Team at CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay may be able to support you to achieve an outcome that is quick, economical and provides peace of mind to all parties. With Family Centres conveniently located at Waitara, Tuggerah, Brookvale and Naremburn, our professionals bring local knowledge of additional support services within a comfortable and confidential environment.

What exactly is Family Dispute Resolution?

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is a specialised type of mediation service. It works to help families across Australia come to their own agreements without the court's involvement.

Our child inclusive practice program

The Family Law Act 1975 requires separated families to make a genuine effort to resolve parenting issues at a Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) session before making an application to the court. Some exceptions apply.

No waiting lists for our family dispute resolution and mediation services

Did you know we offer family dispute resolution and mediation services? Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is a voluntary process that assists separating families to discuss issues and generate options to reach agreements involving children, families, property and finances.