Family Dispute Resolution

In Perth Family Law before making an application to the Court in parenting cases, the Family Court of Western Australia usually requires you to attend Compulsory Family Dispute Resolution.

When applying for a Family Dispute Resolution an exemption may be granted where there is a risk of family violence.

This may be possible where the court is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to believe that:

  1. There would be a risk of abuse of the child if there were to be a delay in applying for the order: or
  2. There is a risk of family violence by one of the parties to proceedings.

The purpose of Family Dispute Resolution is to try and negotiate a solution between the parties.

If you are experiencing family violence, you should immediately seek legal advice.

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Family law matters can be very complex. We recommend you seek Perth family law advice from our very experienced Perth family lawyer supported by our very experienced team of family law paralegals and family law clerks. We invite you to discuss your particular matter with our Legal Practitioner Director Ms Shannon Bodeker who has been working almost exclusively in family law for over 20 years.

Prior to your first appointment, you may send us an email or similar outlining your situation. You can email previous court documents or documents that are relevant. For instance, your matter may be before the Family Court of Western Australia. Your family law matter may have previously been before the Family Court of Western Australia. You can email those Family Court documents. There may be restraining order documents that are relevant to the advice we provide. This information will be read on a complimentary basis prior to your first family law appointment. We get to know you and your family law matter before we meet. This saves your valuable time and saves legal costs.

Please note this is not family law advice. It is important to seek family law advice specific to your circumstances. We are a long-established Perth Family Law and Perth divorce Law firm and can provide you with the very best legal advice on family law matters from the outset.

Please email for your complimentary pre-read and first appointment at a reduced rate. We invite you to email here for more information.

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