Resolving a Dispute

Family Dispute Resolution in New Zealand

Changes to the New Zealand Family Justice System from 31 March 2014 mean that parents who are separating have more options for reaching agreement on parenting matters without going to court. If parents need help to reach agreement Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) mediation may help. The mediator's role is to help parents make decisions that are in the best interests of their children.

For more information on Family Dispute Resolution in New Zealand see the Ministry of Justice family justice web site:

To find a Family Dispute Resolution provider use our Find a Mediator search