Family Dispute Resolution (‘FDR”) is a special type of mediation to help separated families reach an agreement on parenting, property, and financial separation without necessarily having to go to Court. During the FDR process, the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (‘FDRP’) helps parties identify the issues in dispute, find where there is common ground, generate options for resolving issues and negotiate agreements. Where FDR involves children, the process is future focussed with the primary focus on the best interests of the children. The process is designed to help parties find solutions that suit everyone, particularly the children. It’s practical, confidential and has a proven track record of success. If you can resolve your differences without the need to involve lawyers, other professionals, or Court you’ll save time and money, as well as avoid the emotional cost that lawyers and Court may cause.