Family Dispute Resolution Resources

Our Family Dispute Resolution Resources will help you to prepare for Family Dispute Resolution with Interact Support.

Parenting and General Resources

Don’t let your decisions now have long term impacts on your child’s development.

Resources include:

  • a guide to family dispute resolution
  • the Interact Support Standard Family Dispute Resolution Agreement to Mediate
  • the Interact Support Post Separation Parenting Guide
  • the Interact Support Parenting Plan Worksheet


Family Dispute Resolution Information Booklet

This 29 page guide contains more information about the Interact Support Family Dispute Resolution Services


Topics include:

  • General Information about Family Dispute Resolution
  • What types of issues can I bring to FDR?
  • Confidentiality and Inadmissibility
  • When is FDR appropriate?
  • Parenting Family Dispute Resolution
  • Property Family Dispute Resolution

Family Dispute Resolution Agreement to Mediate

The 10 Page standard Agreement to Mediate is a contract between you and the mediator that makes clear what is and isn’t OK during Family Dispute Resolution with Interact Support Standard Family Dispute Resolution Service.


 Topics Include:

  • Who will be involved in the mediation process and purpose of the session
  • Confidentiality and Inadmissibility
  • What the participants agree to do
  • What the mediators agree to do
  • Legal advice and self-determination
  • If Agreement is and isn’t reached
  • The FDRP’s qualifications, feedback and complaints
  • Fees
  • Groundrules and signature block

Parenting Plan Worksheet

This comprehensive Parenting Plan worksheet is designed to help parents to reach agreement on their co-parenting arrangements.


Contents Includes:

  • Documentation of previous Parenting Plan or Court Orders
  • The Parents and the Children
  • Parenting Time with the Chidren
  • Changeovers
  • Children’s schedule of Weekly extra-curricular activities
  • Supervision of the children
  • Other relationships
  • School / daycare
  • Schedule for School Holidays
  • Special Days
  • Safety Rules
  • Religious upbringing
  • Cultural heritage
  • Parental behaviour and child development
  • Medical
  • Communication

Post-Separation Parenting Guide

This comprehensive Post Separation Parenting Guide is designed to help parents to understand their options under Family Law with regards to parenting and to provide information on child development needs.


Contents Include:

  • Mandatory Family Dispute Resolution (FDR)
  • Making parenting agreements enforceable
  • Types of parenting arrangements
  • Social media and the separated parent
  • What the term “Best Interests of a Child” means in Family Law
  • Mandatory information about Parenting Plans
  • Shared Parental Responsibility and time with children
  • Your responsibility to support your child
  • Consent Orders
  • The three Co-parenting styles
  • Children’s developmental needs
  • The four parenting styles
  • How Interact Support can help


These resources will help you if you have to work out the best way to divide up any assets and debts that you accumulated during your relationship or brought into the relationship.



Financial Settlement Calculation Template

This five tab excel spreadsheet is designed to assist in determining your asset pool and to help with calculations when participating in Family Dispute Resolution with an Interact Support trained Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.


 Tabs Include:

  • Introductions – Basic Principals for Financial Settlements
  • Mediation Worksheet
  • Agreement – For Orders
  • How the court decides
  • Discussion Points
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