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In almost all parenting cases, the Court will require you to file a Section 60I Family Dispute Resolution Certificate when you commence proceedings.
Read more in our separate fact sheet about the types of parenting matters which are exempt from the requirement to file a Section 60I Family Dispute Resolution Certificate before commencing court proceedings.
Currently it is not compulsory that you file a Section 60I Family Dispute Resolution Certificate before you commence court proceedings for a property matter.
You can read more in our separate fact sheet about the Court's requirement to attend Mediation or Family Dispute Resolution for a property settlement or spousal maintenance matter.
After you attend (or attempt) Family Dispute Resolution, the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner will issue to the parties, a Section 60I Family Dispute Resolution Certificate.
There are 4 different types of Certificates the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner can issue:
If the dispute is not resolved at the family dispute resolution conference, then a Section 60I Family Dispute Resolution Certificate must be issued.
The type of Section 60I Family Dispute Resolution Certificate the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner issues may give the court an indication of a party’s willingness to make a genuine effort to resolve the dispute.
This is due to the different categories of Certificate the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner can issue, depending on:
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Other Questions answered in the Mediation & Family Dispute Resolution Section
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