About Family Dispute Resolution
What is it?
Family Works supports parents who are separating and anyone else who has an interest in the care and wellbeing of a child or children, and who need to make arrangements to care for children through the family dispute resolution process.
When parents separate, it can be a stressful time for the whole family. It’s better for everyone if you can sort out your children’s day-to-day care and contact arrangements without the time, expense and stress of going to court.
How can we help?
If you need help to reach agreement, Family Works can support you at each stage of the process.
We are contracted to the Ministry of Justice to provide a Parenting through Separation programme, coaching in preparation for family mediation, and sessions with a trained family mediator. The service is designed to help you reach agreements that are in the best interests of your family.
Where is it offered?
Family Works Northern provides Family Dispute Resolution Services throughout the upper North Island.
Services are available in Northland from Kaitaia to Whangarei, and in the greater Auckland region, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay including the East Coast.
Click here to see the full list of our accommodation where we offer Family Mediation.