Melanie Wyatt is a family dispute resolution practitioner and can assist with private family dispute resolution (also known as mediation) for parenting matters and provides fixed fees for the intake and family dispute resolution process. 

Family dispute resolution is normally a compulsory step prior to filing an Application to the Court to seek parenting Orders.  Family Dispute Resolution is a process to help parents to decide arrangements for their children and assist with co-parenting and communication for the benefit of their children.

Family dispute resolution can assist parents attempt to reach an amicable agreement with the assistance of a neutral third party – a family dispute resolution practitioner.  If an agreement can be reached, then a parenting plan can be drafted and signed by both parents and later converted into Consent Orders.  Melanie Wyatt cannot assist with drafting or preparing the Consent Orders. 

If no agreement can be reached at family dispute resolution or deem not appropriate, then a Section 60I Certificate will be issued to allow either party to file an Application to the Federal Circuit and Family Court. 

Melanie Wyatt cannot provide any legal advice if engaged as the family dispute resolution practitioner. 

Please click on the free FDR appointment and we can discuss if private family dispute resolution is the best option for your situation.

We offer alternate fixed fees for clients seeking transparency with their legal costs. We also offer hourly rates and can assist eligible clients with Legal Aid grants.