Going to court about your children: Step 1- getting the certificate: update
Since my last posting on this subject, I had a very long discussion with the head of an organisation that offers dispute resolution for parents.
I asked whether the change to the laws to forcer parents to attend dispute resolution had made any difference to the mind set of the parents attending- the whole aim of the exercise as expressed by the Howard government.
The answer? The vast majority participate ( I was told 80%) merely to get the certificate, not to negotiate in a meaningful manner about their children.