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… Read More »Custom Single Post Header

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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.

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