Mediation and FDR

Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution

Resolving Conflicts Amicably and Effectively

The directors at De Saxe O’Neill Family Lawyers have years of experience with representing clients in mediation and Family Dispute Resolution (FDR). They will assist you in preparing for both mediation or FDR. In addition, they can attend mediation with you to advise and assist you in reaching an out of court settlement.

In Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution you will have a practitioner who is an independent and neutral person. The FDR Practitioner will not take sides and will encourage parents to think about what is best for the children. They will take into consideration the children’s age, stage of development, and the particular circumstances of the family. For financial matters, FDRs will work through the various options and facilitate the making of joint decisions. Mediation allows for an informal, non-conflictual and confidential environment.

The discussions in Family Dispute Resolution and mediation remain confidential. Typically, they cannot be used as evidence in court unless the disclosure of risk or abuse occurs.

The Family Law Act mandates that parents must attempt to resolve their conflicts through FDR before initiating an application for parenting orders.

If you are looking for advice from skilled lawyers to guide you through the processes of mediation and FDR, we are the firm for you. Get in touch with De Saxe O’Neill today, visit our contact page or call us on 02 9948 3820.


  • The Law Society of NSW
  • Doyles Family Law
  • Doyles Parenting Law
  • Collaborative Professionals (NSW) inc
  • PEXA member
  • Just Fund Accredited
  • AACP

Contact Us

‘Bakery Mews’ Suite 6,
67 Wanganella Street, Balgowlah NSW 2093
Phone: 02 9948 3820