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Mediation Services

Supporting families through relation breakdown, separation and co-parenting

Supporting families through relationship breakdown, separation and co‑parenting.

Across all programs, CatholicCare supported families in the development of 145 written parenting agreements. Programs successfully delivered include:

  • Mediation
  • Rural Mediation
  • Future Families
  • Legally Assisted Mediation
  • Child Inclusive Mediation
  • Culturally Appropriate support

CatholicCare’s fully qualified Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners can assist with mediation for family disputes and relationship breakdowns.

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Legally Assisted Mediation

Child Inclusive Mediation

Rural Family Dispute Resolution

Property Settlement

Legally Assisted Mediation

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) is a form of mediation that provides a safe environment for separated (or separating) couples to discuss and agree on suitable arrangements for their children and property settlement matters. Conventional FDR is conducted by one (or sometimes two) Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners (FDRPs) who work with both parties in the same room.

Child Inclusive Mediation

Enabling children’s voices to be heard through the separation process.

The Child Inclusive Family Dispute Resolution (CIFDR) enables the voices of the children to be heard through the Family Dispute Resolutions (FDR) process.

Our FDR service assists families to understand their children’s needs following separation and to develop age appropriate Parenting Plans to support their child/ren to reach their full potential.

Child Inclusive Family Dispute Resolution/Mediation (CIFDR) can support your child/ren to have a voice throughout the mediation process and can enable both of you, as parents, to hear the experiences and perspectives of your child/ren.

This process can assist you and the other parent to build a better co-parenting relationship and to work towards parenting arrangements that are in the best interests of your child/ren. Careful consideration needs to be given before involving child/ren in this process. For CIFDR to be an effective process and of benefit to your child/ren, both parents need to be genuinely open and willing to hear and give serious consideration and reflect on the feedback from your child/ren’s sessions with the Child Consultant as well as any recommendations made by the Child Consultant.

CIFDR aims to support you as a parent to sensitively respond to your child’s needs and experiences. It invites you to consider your children’s developmental needs and to work together to refocus on your child/ren’s needs

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Rural Family Dispute Resolution

Our Rural Family Dispute Resolution Service delivers personalised counselling, mediation and dispute resolution services to assist families with managing conflict and developing parenting plans that best support the interests of any children involved.

Working across Toowoomba, Warwick and Roma through the Rural Family Dispute Resolution program.

Have you heard about SPARK (Separated Parents Are Raising Kids)?

A workshop series designed specifically for separated parents who are in high conflict over their children.

Know more.

Property Settlement

The Family Relationship Centre also provides FDR services relating to Property Settlement so that separated partners can negotiate and agree on financial matters without litigation.

Our team respects cultural differences and beliefs and works supportively with diverse relationships and family arrangements to provide positive outcomes for children and families.

Helpful Downloads

Property Info Pack

Service Fees Notice

A Fair Share


Seek Support

For an obligation-free conversation about how this service might support your family throughout this difficult time, please call 1300 348 248 or fill out the form below.